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Service Source 




MacBook (13-inch) 



MacBook (13-inch) and 
MacBook (13-inch Late 2006) 

Updated 20 December 2006 



1 2006 Apple Computer, Inc. All rights reserved. 



MacBook (13-inch) 



Contents 
Take Apart 

What's New 7 

Vertical-Insert Connectors 10 

Tools 10 

Power Adapter 11 

Temperature Concerns 11 

Note About Images in This Manual 11 

Simplified Flowchart for Take Apart 12 

Battery 13 

RAM Door (L-Bracket) 1 6 

Memory (DIMMs) 20 

Removal Procedure 21 
Replacement Procedure 22 
Removing a Stuck Memory Card 24 

Hard Drive 25 

Top Case (with Keyboard) 28 

Trackpad Cable (Late 2006 Model Only) 40 

Procedure 41 

AirPort Extreme Card 45 

MagSafe DC-In Board 50 

Left Speaker 54 

Battery Connector with Sleep Switch 58 

Hard Drive Connector 64 

Fan 70 

Heatsink 73 

Checking the Thermal Grease 77 
Comparing Heatsinks 83 



Bluetooth Holder 84 

Optical Drive 88 

Optical Drive Cable 98 

I/O Frame (with upper EMI shield) 102 

Logic Board 106 

DIMM Lever Kit 115 

B ackup B attery 119 

Bluetooth Antenna Board and Cable 122 

Bluetooth Board 126 

Bluetooth-to-Logic Board Cable 130 

Subwoofer with Right Speaker Cable 135 

Midframe 141 

Display Bezel 146 

Removal Procedure 147 
Replacement Procedure 150 

Spacers at Bezel Scoops 153 

C-Channel 155 

Clutch Block, Left 159 

Clutch Block, Right 166 

Clutch Caps 170 

(Refer to "Clutch Block, Left "and "Clutch Block, Right") 170 

Display Module 171 

Bottom Case 178 

Clutch Cover 182 

Bezel Scoops, Left and Right 188 

LCD Panel 192 

Antenna Receptors and Cables, Top and Left 198 

Antenna Receptor and Cable, Right (Late 2006 Model Only) 203 



LCD Panel Assembly 210 

Removal Procedure 212 
Reinstallation Procedure 217 

Foil at Camera Bracket (Original MacBook Model) 225 

Spacers at Camera Bracket 228 

Camera Assembly 230 

LVDS Cable with USB Line 236 

Microphone Cable 243 

Inverter Board 250 

Inverter Cable 253 

Display Hinges, Left and Right 256 

Bezel Brace, Left 259 

Bezel Brace, Right 261 

Sleep Magnet 265 

Display Magnet Pairs 268 

Display Rear Housing 272 

Additional Procedures 

General Information 276 

Replacing Darfon Keycaps 277 
Preliminary Steps 277 
Part Location 277 
Procedure 277 

Replacing Mitsumi Keycaps 292 
Preliminary Steps 292 
Part Location 292 
Procedure 293 

Troubleshooting 

General Information 308 
Troubleshooting Steps 309 



Symptom Charts 312 
Block Diagram 322 

Views 

External and Internal Views 325 
Front: Keyboard and IR Window 325 
Back: Air Vents and Display Clutch 326 
Left Side: Ports 326 
Right Side: Slot Drive 326 

Battery Bay: Memory Card Levers and Hard Drive Pull Tab 327 
Top Case Removed: Main Modules and Cable Routing 327 

Screw Matrix 333 

Top Case Screw Locations 333 
Display Module Screw Locations 334 
Logic Board Screw Locations 335 
Screw Reference Chart, Part 1 of 2 336 
Screw Reference Chart, Part 2 of 2 337 

Exploded Views 338 

MacBook (13-inch)— Display Exploded View 338 
MacBook (13-inch)— Main Exploded View 339 
MacBook (13-inch Late 2006)— Display Exploded View 340 
MacBook (13-inch Late 2006)— Main Exploded View 341 



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MacBook (13-inch) 



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What's New 

The MacBook (13-inch) portable computer is the first computer of its size featuring the Intel Core 
Duo processor and built-in iSight video camera. The main features and service differences (from 
similar-sized Apple portable computers) include: 

Higher resolution 13.3-inch LCD panel 

iSight camera built-in 

Infrared sensor on front right corner 

Hard drive is offered as a customer-replaceable module 

Digital audio-in 

MagSafe magnetic power connector 

Supports extended desktop 

Vertical-insert connectors— most of the cable connectors on the logic board use a new 

design that requires special insertion and extraction (refer to the section "Vertical-Insert 

Connectors" in this chapter) 

Feet on the bottom case are heat-staked, so they are not removable 

Built-in keyboard as part of top case 

Operating temperature is hotter than previous models (refer to "Temperature Concerns" in 

this chapter) 



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The following table shows the MacBook (13-inch) model configurations at introduction: 



Feature 


Good 


Better 


Best 


Intel Core Duo processor 


1.83 GHz 


2.0 GHz 


2.0 GHz 


Memory 


512 MB (x2) 


512 MB (x2) 


512 MB (x2) 


Hard Drive 


60 GB 


60 GB 


80 GB (120 GB) 


Optical Drive 


Combo, 9.5 mm 


Super, 9.5 mm 


Super, 9.5 mm 


Housing 


White 


White 


Black 


Display 


13.3-inch, 1280x800, 114 dpi, Low Reflection Glossy Polarizer (LRGP) 


Battery 


55-Whr Lithium Polymer 


Power Adapter 


60W,A70, MagSafeMPM 



The following table shows the MacBook (13-inch Late 2006) model configurations at introduction: 



Feature 


Good 


Better 


Best 


Intel Core 2 Duo processor 


1.83 GHz 


2.0 GHz 


2.0 GHz 


Memory 


512 MB (x2) 


1 GB (x2) 


1 GB (x2) 


Hard Drive 


60 GB 


80 GB 


120 GB, (160 GB, 200 
GB) 


Optical Drive 


Combo, 9.5 mm 


Super, 9.5 mm 


Super, 9.5 mm 


Housing 


White 


White 


Black 


Display 


13.3-inch, 1280x800, 114 dpi, Low Reflection Glossy Polarizer (LRGP) 


Battery 


55-Whr Lithium Polymer 


Power Adapter 


60 W,A77, MagSafeMPM 



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For additional views of the computer, refer to the "Views" chapter at the end of this manual. 



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Vertical-Insert Connectors 

Most of the cable connectors on the logic board use a new design that requires special insertion 
and extraction. Caution:To prevent damage to the connectors, install them from the front (away 
from the cable) when reconnecting vertical-insert cables to the logic board. 



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Tools 



Caution: To prevent scratches or other cosmetic damage to the computer housing, use a soft 
cloth as a protective layer when removing and installing the external screws. 

The tools required to service this computer include: 
Clean, soft, lint-free cloth 
Coin 

ESD wrist strap and mat 
Magnetic Phillips #0 screwdriver 

Magnetic Phillips #00 screwdriver (preferably with a long handle) 

Black stick (Apple probe tool, part number 922-5065) or other nonconductive nylon or plastic 
flatblade tool 

Access card (Apple part number 922-7172) to open the top case 
Jeweler's flatblade screwdriver 
Needlenose pliers 

Stack of books, weighted boxes, or other means of support for display while removing 
screws from hinge 

Thermal grease (Apple thermal compound syringe, part number 922-7144) 
Alcohol wipes 

Permanent marking, felt-tip pen 
Standard size CD or DVD disc 
Flashlight or bright lamp 



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Power Adapter 

Warning: The power adapter for this computer is unique to this model. It uses an MPM 4-pin 
adapter plug. Do not use this power adapter with any other portable computer. Power adapters 
from earlier iBook or PowerBook computers are not compatible and will not fit the MPM plug. 

Temperature Concerns 

This computer runs hotter than previous models. However, the normal operating temperature 
is well within national and international safety standards. Nevertheless, customers may be 
concerned about the generated heat. To prevent an unneeded repair, you can compare a 
customer's computer to a running model, if available, at your repair site. For more information 
on temperature concerns and customer perception, refer to Knowledge Base article 30612 "Apple 
Notebooks: Operating Temperature." 

http://docs. info, apple.com/article. html?artnum=30612 

Note About Images in This Manual 

Because a pre-production model was used for most of the images shown in this manual, you may 
notice small differences in appearance between the image pictured and the computer you are 
servicing. However, although the appearance differs, the steps and sequence are the same unless 
noted. 

Memory Card Levers 

Important: The following image shows the memory cards and hard drive installed in the battery 
bay. Note the correct position of the memory card levers. Some images pictured in this manual 
used a pre-production model, so the direction and appearance of the levers differ from the 
accurate depiction below. Refer to the Views chapter for other useful reference images. 




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Simplified Flowchart for Take Apart 

Although this flowchart does not include every serviceable part, you can use it as a reference 
after becoming familiar with the detailed removal procedures. 



(Remove A 
Battery J 



Remove RAM Door 
(L-Bracket) 



Remove Hard Drive 



Remove RAM 
(2 DIMMS) 



Remove Top Case 
with Keyboard 



I Remove ODD & C 
Channel 



Remove LCD Clutch Blocks: Left & Right 



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Remove Display 
Module 



Remove Display 
Bezel 



Remove Clutch Cvr 




Remove L & R 
Bezel Scoop 




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Disconnect LCD Panel Assembly 
from Display Housing 



Remove MagSafe 
DC-ln Board 



Remove Left Speaker 



Remove AirPort 
Extreme Card 



Remove HDD Conn 



Remove Fan 



Remove Heatsink 



Remove Batt Conn 
(w/Sleep Switch) 



Remove Optical 
Drive & C-Channel 



Remove Subwoofer 





Remove Bluetooth 



Remove R 



Speaker I 



Remove Midframe 

T 



Remove I/O frame 



Remove Logic Board 









Remove Antenna - 

Inverter Cable 

Assm. 


Disconnect Bezel Braces 
from LCD Panel 






















Remove LVDS- 

Cam-Mic Cable 

Assm. 









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Battery 



Tools 

Clean, soft, lint-free cloth 
Coin 

Part Location 



Preliminary Steps 

Warning: Always shut down the computer before opening it to avoid damaging the internal 
components or causing injury. After you shut down the computer, the internal components can 
be very hot. Let the computer cool down for 30 minutes before continuing 



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Procedure 

1. Shut down the computer. 

2. Wait 30 minutes to allow the computer's internal components to cool. 

3. Unplug all external cables from the computer except the power cord. 

4. Unplug the power cord. 

5. Put on an ESD wrist strap. 

6. Turn over the computer and place it on a soft cloth. 




7. Use a coin to release the battery latch. Turn the coin a quarter turn clockwise to unlock the 
battery. 

Caution: To prevent scratches or other cosmetic damage to the bottom case, use only a coin 
to unlock and lock the battery. 

8. Lift out the battery from the battery bay. 




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9. To install the replacement battery, tilt the foot end of the battery into the battery bay first. 
Then press and hold down the other end of the battery as you turn the coin to lock it into 
place. 







10. Reassemble and test the computer. 



MacBook (13-inch) Take Apart 15 




RAM Door (L-Bracket) 



Tools 

Soft cloth 

ESD wrist strap and mat 

Magnetic Phillips #0 screwdriver 

Black stick (Apple part number 922-5065) or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flatblade 

tool 

Part Location 




Preliminary Steps 

Before you begin, remove the battery. 



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Procedure 

1. With the computer closed and upside down on a soft cloth, touch a metal surface inside the 
battery bay to discharge any static electricity. 




2. Loosen — but do not try to remove— the three captive screws along the RAM door. 




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3. Holding the long end of the L-shaped RAM door, pivot it out from the battery bay. (If 

necessary, use a black stick to tilt it up and out of the battery bay.) Be careful not to bend it. 



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Replacement Note: Before replacing the RAM door, make sure that 

Hard drive pull tab is not exposed 

Cards are fully inserted 

Memory card levers are fully down before replacing the RAM door 
Replacement Note: Check that the replacement RAM door has a rubber cushion to protect 
the hard drive opening and two EMI gaskets to protect the memory card openings. 




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4. Replacement Note: Install the replacement RAM door by first aligning the short end at the 
notch near the hard drive opening. 




Replacement Note: Use a black stick, if necessary, to tuck in the EMI gaskets so they do not 
protrude from the edge of the battery bay. Make sure the three screws align with the holes 
in the bottom case before tightening them. 

5. Reassemble and test the computer. 




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Memory (DIMMs) 



This computer comes with a minimum of 512 MB of 667 GHz Double Data Rate 2 (DDR2) 
Synchronous Dynamic Random-Access Memory (SDRAM) installed. It has two slots that can 
accept SDRAM Small Outline Dual Inline Memory Modules (SO-DIMMs).The slots are side-by-side 
on the logic board behind the RAM door. For best performance, memory should be installed 
as pairs with an equal memory card in each slot. The maximum amount of memory for this 
computer is 2 GB, with 1 GB DIMM installed in each slot. 

Memory cards must meet these requirements: 

1.25 inch or smaller 
• 256 MB, 512 MB, or 1 GB 

200-pin 

PC-5300 DDR2 667 MHz Type RAM 

Tools 

ESD wrist strap and mat 

Preliminary Steps 

Before you begin, remove 
Battery 
RAM door 

Part Location 



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Removal Procedure 

1. Touch a metal surface inside the battery bay to discharge any static electricity. 

2. Put on an ESD wrist strap. 

3. In one swift motion, use one finger to move the lever to the left and release it. This swift 
motion ejects the memory card. 

Caution: The memory card eject levers are on a spring hinge that operates on a side-to-side 
horizontal plane. The mechanism can be damaged if the lever is forced outside of that 
horizontal movement. To prevent damage to a lever, move it swiftly— in one sideways 
direction only. 




Note: Refer to the following if an issue occurs with a lever: 

• If the lever wobbles, the lever may not be fully screwed in. Refer to "DIMM Lever Kit" in 
this chapter. 

• If the lever offers no resistance, the spring mechanism may be damaged. Refer to "DIMM 
Lever Kit" in this chapter. 

• If the lever is stuck in a completely closed position (recessed underneath the bottom 
case), use a wooden pencil to gently pry it out, as shown below. 




MacBook (13-inch) Take Apart 21 



4. Holding the memory cards by the corners, slide them out from the battery bay. 




Important: Do not touch the gold connectors. Handle the card only by its edges. 



Replacement Procedure 

1. Align the memory card so that the gold connectors face the slot and the notch is on the left. 
(The chip side of the board faces down.) 




MacBook (13-inch) Take Apart 22 



2. Use two fingers to push firmly on the edge of the memory cards. If there is a tight fit, 
installing the cards may take some force to ensure that they are fully inserted. 




Important: When the cards are fully inserted, the edges of the cards are nearly hidden, as 
shown by the recessed card on the right in the image below. 




3. If the levers do not return to the closed position, move them to close them. 

4. Reassemble and test the computer. 

5. Make sure the computer recognizes the new memory by opening System Profiler, clicking 
More Info, and clicking Memory. 



MacBook (13-inch) Take Apart 23 



Removing a Stuck Memory Card 

If a lever becomes inoperable and does not eject a memory card, you must remove the top case 
to access the stuck memory card. Follow this procedure only if the memory card is stuck and 
cannot be ejected by using the lever. 

1. Follow the "Top Case" procedure in this chapter to remove the top case. 

2. Notice the eject bars on each side of the memory card carrier. Use a black stick to push and 
slide the eject bar down the side of the carrier. 




3. Repeat step 2 on the other side of the memory card carrier until the memory card pops out. 




MacBook (13-inch) Take Apart 24 




Hard Drive 



Tools 

ESD wrist strap and mat 

Black stick (Apple part number 922-5065) or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flatblade 

tool 

Preliminary Steps 

Before you begin, remove 
Battery 
RAM door 

Part Location 




MacBook (13-inch) Take Apart 25 



Procedure 

1. If the hard drive pull-tab is tucked in, use a black stick to unroll it. 




2. Pull the tab straight out to slide the drive out from the rubber rails in the battery bay. 




MacBook (13-inch) Take Apart 26 



3. Hold the drive only by the sides when removing and replacing it. 




4. Install the replacement hard drive, and reassemble and test the computer. 

Important: After a new hard drive replacement, you must update the operating system to 
Mac OS X version 10.4.6 or later. 

Replacement Note: If you are installing the hard drive while the top case is off, make sure 
the two bottom case spring guides are aligned with the notches in the bottom case. The 
image below shows the top spring centered and the bottom spring off center. 




MacBook (13-inch) Take Apart 27 




Top Case (with Keyboard) 



Tools 

ESD wrist strap and mat 

Magnetic Phillips #0 screwdriver 

Magnetic Phillips #00 screwdriver (preferably with a long handle) 

Black stick (Apple part number 922-5065) or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flatblade 

tool 

Access card (Apple part number 922-7172) to open the top case 

Clean, soft, lint-free cloth 

Preliminary Steps 

Before you begin, remove 
Battery 
RAM door 

Part Location 




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Procedure 

Caution: To prevent scratches or other cosmetic damage to the computer housing, use a soft 
cloth as a protective layer when removing and installing the external screws. 

1. With the computer upright, remove the two identical 5.5-mm long shoulder screws from the 
right side of the computer. 

Replacement Caution: When installing these top case screws, do not press on the area over 
the slot drive. The slot-drive bezel could be damaged with too much pressure. 



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2. Important: Notice the two screws at the left side of the computer. Although they can be 
removed, they exist for cosmetic purposes only and do not require removal. If they are 
removed, however, be sure to reinstall the two identical 3-mm long shoulder screws at 
the corner near the ports. Do not use longer screws. 



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3. At the back of the computer, remove the four #0 Phillips screws (two at each side) near the 
display hinge- 
Two 12-mm long shoulder screws that are closest to the hinge 
Two 8-mm long shoulder screws at the back corners of the computer 



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4. Turn over the computer, and on the outside of the bottom case, remove the three #0 Phillips 
screws: 

Two 14-mm long screws near display hinge 
One 11 -mm long at center of bottom case 
Replacement Caution: Do not put one of the longer screws in the center screw hole or it 
will damage the logic board. 




Replacement Caution: When installing the three bottom case screws, install them in the 
order shown. 




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5. Notice the long row of #0 Phillips screws at the front edge of the battery bay. 

6. Important: Remove only the four screws shown. Remove the 3-mm long identical screws as 
follows: 

Starting at the corner closest to the battery connector, skip the first screw, then remove the 

second, fourth, seventh, and ninth screw. 

Tip: To help remember the screw sequence, think of it as "2, 4, 7, 9 loosens the top case every 

time." 



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7. In the battery bay, remove the two 6-mm long identical screws that are on both outer sides 
of the battery connector. Do not remove the two screws that are closest to the battery 
connector. 




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8. In the battery bay, use a long-handled screwdriver to remove the three #00 Phillips screws at 
the inner edge of the battery bay near where the RAM slots are located: 

Two identical 3-mm long screws 

One longer 4.5-mm long screw at the corner of the battery bay nearest the battery 
connector 



4.5mm 




Because this is a recessed area, the screwdriver has to go in at an angle. Keep the screwdriver 
in line with the screw head as much as possible. 

Replacement Caution: When installing these three screws, an incorrect installation could 
cause the reassembled computer to wobble in use. To prevent a wobble symptom, use light 
pressure to hold the top case onto the assembly when installing the screws. 

9. Open the display to a 90-degree angle or wider. 

10. Warning: Inserting a tool too far or performing this step too quickly could break some of the 
snaps that secure the top case. Be especially careful with the left front corner of the top case. 
Starting at the left corner and working in a counter-clockwise direction, use an access card 
tool to open the gap along the front of the top case, around the perimeter, and to the right 
side above the optical drive slot. 




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11. With the top and right side gap opened, tilt up— but do not remove— the right edge of the 
top case. This motion releases the remaining snaps between the top case and bottom case, 
and the slot-load bezel clips become loose as the top case is tilted up. 




MacBook (13-inch) Take Apart 33 



12. Raise up the top case so you can see where the folded trackpad flex cable attaches to the 
logic board. 




Late 2006 Model: 




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13. Use the flat end of a black stick to reach in and disconnect the trackpad cable. 




For the Late 2006 model, use the pull-tab to disconnect the trackpad cable. 




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14. Lift the top case up and away from the computer assembly. 




Late 2006 Model: 




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15. Refer to the following notes to install the replacement top case, and reassemble and test the 
computer. 



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Replacement Note: The top case includes heatstaked keyboard, webbing, EMI shield, a smal 
rectangular foam pad, and attached trackpad cable. 

Replacement Note: Before replacing the top case, make sure to connect the trackpad flex 
cable to the logic board. 




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Replacement Caution: If any of the four bezel clips at the slot-load bezel come loose, simply 
insert them back in the slots. Make sure they are in place while reassembling the computer 
and before installing the top case. Install the right side of the top case first (near the disc 
bezel) to lock the bezel clips and prevent any of the clips from becoming loose inside the 
computer. 




Replacement Note: Install the right side of the top case first (near the disc bezel). Then 
starting from the right, secure the snaps by pressing along the outer edge of the top case in 
a clockwise direction around the front and left side of the top case. 

Replacement Caution: When installing the exterior screws and the battery bay screws, apply 
light pressure to the top case to ensure that the top case fits to the bottom case without any 
gaps. 

Replacement Note: Pinch the top case to the bottom case as you secure the screws. 




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Replacement Note: When installing the screws at the rear corners of the bottom case, insert 
an access card tool between the top case and the display to maintain light pressure as the 
screws are tightened. 




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Trackpad Cable (Late 2006 
Model Only) 



Tools 

ESD wrist strap and mat 

Black stick (Apple part number 922-5065) or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flatblade 

tool 

Preliminary Steps 

Before you begin, remove 
Battery 
RAM door 
Top case 

Part Location 




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Procedure 

1. Place the top case (keyboard side down) on a clean surface. 

Replacement Note: Refer to the following image when attaching a replacement trackpad 
cable. The folds in the cable and the areas that adhere to the top case should appear as 
shown. 




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3. Hold the trackpad cable in place as you peel up— but do not remove— the tape. 




4. Peel up the mylar shield that protects the trackpad circuitry. 




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5. Caution: The trackpad cable locking lever at the top of the connector is fragile. Use a black 
stick to carefully tilt up the lever until it is vertical (as shown by the detailed image on right). 
Replacement Note: When locking the trackpad cable lever, make sure it is completely 
closed, as shown by the detailed image on left below. 




6. With the cable locking lever open, pull the cable down to remove it from the connector. 

7. Carefully peel up the trackpad cable from where it adheres to the underside of the top case. 




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8. Install the replacement trackpad cable, and reassemble and test the computer. 



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AirPort Extreme Card 



Tools 

ESD wrist strap and mat 

Black stick (Apple part number 922-5065) or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flatblade 

tool 

Magnetic Phillips #0 screwdriver 

Preliminary Steps 

Before you begin, remove 
Battery 
RAM door 
Top case with keyboard 

Part Location 







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Procedure 

1. Remove the 8.5-mm long screw (that also functions as the left speaker cable ground pin) 
from the upper right corner of the board. (The thick head on this screw helps identify it.) 

2. Remove the 3-mm long screw from the upper left corner of the board. 




3. Pull the card up slightly and out of the card socket on the logic board. 




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4. Use a black stick to move aside the speaker cable. 

5. Disconnect the two cables from the AirPort Card. Note that the black cable is on the left and 
the gray cable is on the right. 

Tip: To remember the cable locations, think "Left = bLack; Right = gRay." 




Late 2006 Model: This model has three antenna cables. Disconnect the black, blue, and gray 
cables. 




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6. Install the replacement AirPort Card, and reassemble and test the computer. 

Replacement Note: If the computer model that you are servicing includes tape over the 
antenna cables, reapply the tape where shown. 




Late 2006 Model Replacement Note: Notice that the AirPort Card has numbers 2, 1, and 
printed on the card. The numbers correspond to the antenna cable colors where 2 = black, 
1 = blue, and = gray. 




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Replacement Caution: When connecting the AirPort antenna cables, make sure the cables 
do not obstruct the gold-colored spring on the logic board. If one of the cables were caught 
in the folds of the spring, the cable or spring could be damaged when the top case was 
installed. 




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MagSafe DC-In Board 



Tools 

ESD wrist strap and mat 

Magnetic Phillips #0 screwdriver 

Black stick (Apple part number 922-5065) or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flatblade 

tool 

Preliminary Steps 

Before you begin, remove 
Battery 
RAM door 
Top case with keyboard 

Part Location 



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Procedure 

1. Place a black stick under the DC-in connector cables to help disconnect the connector, then 
pull the connector away from its connection on the logic board. (Note: Although the cables 
are solid black on the Late 2006 model, the steps are the same.) 






2. Remove the 3-mm long screw from the MagSafe DC-in board. 





Caution: The DC-in port is magnetic. Be careful that it doesn't pick up screws or other small 
parts. 



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From the port side, use a black stick to help tilt up the MagSafe DC-in board and remove it 
from the logic board. 




Replacement Note: Make sure the folded side of the EMI shield fits over the I/O frame rib so 
that the rib is sandwiched between the flanges of the EMI shield. 
Replacement Note: If installing a new MagSafe DC-in board, first peel off the protective 
membrane from the MagSafe DC-in board. Then connect the DC-in cable to the connector 
on the logic board, and insert the board into the upper left corner of the bottom case. Finally, 
install the screw. 



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4. Install the replacement MagSafe DC-in board, and reassemble and test the computer. 




Replacement Note: Check that there are no bent EMI fingers on the shield covering the port 
area. 




Replacement Note: Check the port side of the bottom case to make sure the MagSafe DC-in 
port is level with the port opening. 



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Left Speaker 



Tools 

ESD wrist strap and mat 

Magnetic Phillips #0 screwdriver 

Black stick (Apple part number 922-5065) or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flatblade 

tool 

Preliminary Steps 

Before you begin, remove 
Battery 
RAM door 
Top case with keyboard 

Part Location 





















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Procedure 

1. Disconnect the speaker cable from the logic board. 

2. Remove the 8.5-mm long ground screw at the upper right corner of the AirPort Extreme 
Card. 




3. Route the cable underneath the AirPort cables. 




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4. Remove the 6-mm long speaker screw. 







5. Pull up on the speaker cable to remove it from the frame. 

6. Pivot up the speaker from the left corner. 




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7. Route the speaker cable underneath the DC-in cable. 




Install the replacement speaker cable, and reassemble and test the computer. 
Replacement Note: To prevent a pinched cable, make sure the cable is routed as shown. 




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Battery Connector with Sleep 
Switch 



Tools 

ESD wrist strap and mat 

Magnetic Phillips #0 screwdriver 

Black stick (Apple part number 922-5065) or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flatblade 

tool 

Preliminary Steps 

Before you begin, remove 
Battery 
RAM door 
Top case with keyboard 

Part Location 




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Procedure 

Caution: Do not touch the raised section of the sleep switch connector. It is fragile and could 
break. 




1. Remove the two 4.5-mm long shoulder screws from the frame at the battery connector. 




Replacement Caution: Make sure the screws are the proper length. A longer screw could 
damage the board. 



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2. Tilt up the battery connector end of the board. 




3. If provided, remove the single screw that secures the battery cable clip to the I/O frame. 




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4. Tilt up the battery cable clip, and remove it from the computer assembly. 




Replacement Note: Be sure to install the battery cable clip when reassembling the 
computer. 




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5. Caution: Do not touch the raised section of the sleep switch connector. It is fragile and could 
break. Using a black stick, insert it under the cables, and lift up the connector from the logic 
board. 




Replacement Note: To avoid bending the pins on the sleep switch connector card, make 
sure you squarely align the pins over the logic board and keep the connector card level 
when installing it. Install the "pins" end of the sleep switch connector first; then install the 
battery connector and screws. 





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6. Install the replacement battery connector with sleep switch, and reassemble and test the 
computer. 

Caution: To avoid pinching the cable, the battery connector cable must be properly 
tucked into the cable channel, as shown by the image on the left, below: 






Replacement Note: Check that the battery connector can be wiggled to allow for 
movement of the battery. If the connector is completely still when grasped, loosen the 
screws slightly. 




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Hard Drive Connector 



Tools 

ESD wrist strap and mat 

Magnetic Phillips #0 screwdriver 

Black stick (Apple part number 922-5065) or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flatblade 

tool) 

Preliminary Steps 

Before you begin, remove 
Battery 
RAM door 
Hard drive 
Top case with keyboard 

Part Location 







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Procedure 

1. Remove the two 6-mm long screws from the hard drive connector at the right front side of 
the computer. 




2. Carefully lift up the hard drive connector from the bottom case. This action automatically 
disconnects the hard drive board from the sleep LED/IR receiver flex cable. 




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Replacement Caution: Note the tiny connector at the end of the hard drive board. It 
connects to the sleep LED/ IR receiver board at the front right corner of the computer via a 
tiny flex cable. To reinstall the flex cable, first peel up the end of the snubber to access the 
length of the flex cable. Carefully peel up the flex cable from its adhesive. Using a black stick, 
tilt up the tiny flex cable at the right corner. Insert it into the connector on the hard drive 
board, and fold down the tiny locking lever on the connector. Without straining the 
connection, carefully tilt the hard drive board into place in front of the snubber. 





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3. Pull up the hard drive connector cable that runs along the bottom edge of the optical drive. 
Note the three cable routing guides when reinstalling the cable. 




4. Use the two pull tabs to disconnect the optical drive flex cable and the LVDS cable. 




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5. Use the pull tab to disconnect the hard drive connector cable. 




6. Route the hard drive connector cable under the black cables. 




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Install the replacement hard drive connector, and reassemble and test the computer. 




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Fan 



Tools 

ESD wrist strap and mat 

Magnetic Phillips #00 screwdriver 

Black stick (Apple part number 922-5065) or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flatblade 

tool 

Preliminary Steps 

Before you begin, remove 
Battery 
RAM door 
Top case with keyboard 

Part Location 



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Procedure 

1. Peel up the strip of tape that overlaps the fan near the optical drive. 




2. Remove the screws from the fan: 

6-mm long screw from the upper left 

3-mm long screw from the upper right (normally hidden underneath the cable bundles) 




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3. Tilt up the fan and disconnect the fan cable from the logic board. 




4. Holding the fan tilted up from the bottom case, peel away the adhesive foam that overlaps 
the fan and the heatsink. 

Replacement Note: Because the foam strip tears easily, be sure to install a new strip of 
adhesive foam before reassembling the computer. 




5. Install the replacement fan, and reassemble and test the computer. 

Replacement Note: Make sure the cables are fully tucked in the channel between the fan 
and the optical drive. Reapply the tape or apply new tape. 



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Heatsink 



Tools 

ESD wrist strap and mat 

Magnetic Phillips #0 screwdriver 

Black stick (Apple part number 922-5065) or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flatblade 

tool 

Alcohol wipes 

Thermal grease syringe (Apple part number 922-7144) 

Felt-tip pen (optional) 

Preliminary Steps 

Before you begin, remove 
Battery 
RAM door 

Top case with keyboard 
Fan 



Part Location 













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Procedure 

1. Remove the four identical 8-mm long screws from the heatsink. 




Note that the screw at the lower right corner anchors a flexible ground tab for the speaker 
cable that runs along the top of the RAM card carriers. Make sure the tab is sandwiched 
between the heatsink and the screw when it is reinstalled. 




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2. Starting at the lower bracket of the heatsink, start to tilt it up to loosen it from the logic 
board. 




3. Holding the heatsink by its edges, tilt it up and disconnect the two thermistor connectors 
from the logic board. 




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Replacement Caution: When installing the heatsink, make sure its two thermistor cables are 
routed as shown to prevent cable damage. 




Replacement Note: Make sure you install the thermal sponge over the two thermistor 
connectors. 






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4. Important: Anytime the heatsink is removed (even if it is to replace another module), check 
the thermal grease as described in the following section. 



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Checking the Thermal Grease 

Warning: Whenever the heatsink is separated from the logic board (even if you are 
installing the same heatsink or board), the thermal grease must be checked and possibly 
replaced. Failure to do so can cause the computer to overheat and be damaged. 

1. With the heatsink removed, check the underside of the heatsink: 

If it has a thin sheet of transparent film covering the square heatsink pads and pre- 
applied thermal grease, then you do not need to reapply thermal grease. Do not remove the 
thin film. Skip step 2 and go to step 3 to clean up any excess thermal grease that might have 
squeezed out onto the chips. Then go directly to step 8. 



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If you are installing a new heatsink and it is packaged with clear, rigid plastic, remove the 
clear plastic from the heatsink plate. Because the heatsink includes pre-applied thermal 
grease, skip step 2 and go to step 3. Then go directly to step 8. 




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If the thermal grease is directly on the heatsink pads (as shown in step 2), continue with 
the remaining steps in this procedure. 

2. Caution: This step is required only when the heatsink and logic board are removed to 
replace a later part (such as the bottom case) and the same heatsink and logic board 
will be re-installed in the computer. 

Use a black stick to remove as much thermal grease as possible from the two chips on the 
logic board and the two pads on the heatsink. 




3. Use an alcohol wipe to completely clean the residual thermal grease from the two chips. (If 
you are replacing the logic board with a new one, skip this step.) 
Important: Use extreme care not to damage the logic board components. 




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4. Use an alcohol wipe to completely clean the two pads on the heatsink. 




Caution: The syringe steps for this procedure are required only when the heatsink and 
logic board are removed to replace a later part (such as the bottom case) and when no 
new heatsink with pre-applied thermal grease will be installed. Refer to the heatsink 
conditions in step 1 for details before attempting to replace the thermal grease. 

Note the contents of the syringe of thermal grease. 

Important: One syringe (922-7144) contains 0.3 to 0.35 cubic centimeters (cc) of thermal 
grease. That is enough for 0.1 to 0.12 cc of grease per chip for up to three chips. Because this 
computer has only two chips, the last 1/3 of thermal grease remains in the syringe. Use one- 
third of the syringe contents per chip. Using a felt-tip pen, mark the 1/3 points on the syringe 
before applying the first dab. 




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Using the syringe, put a 0.1 to 0.12 cc dab of thermal grease, in the center, on the mating 

surfaces of both chips, as shown below. Apply the grease only up to the line that you marked 

on the syringe. 

Important: Use one-third of the syringe contents per chip, so in this case, 1/3 of the thermal 

grease will be left in the syringe when you are done. Although the amount shown appears 

to be plenty of grease, this is the correct amount that has been tested and verified on the 

production line. 

Important: Avoid unnecessary contact with new thermal material, as dirt and body oils 

reduce the material's conductivity. 





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7. While centering the heatsink pads over the two chips, lower the heatsink onto the logic 
board and press on the areas where the screw brackets on the heatsink meet the standoffs 
on the board. Make sure the heatsink is level on the board before installing the screws. 




Install the heatsink (using the screw sequence shown below), and reassemble and test the 

computer. 

Note: Make sure the heatsink includes the gray, adhesive sponge strip that sticks to and runs 

along the top of the copper pipe. (A new heatsink kit includes the gray strip, ready for 

installation.) 




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Replacement Note: If you replaced the heatsink from a kit that includes the thermal sponge, 
install the thermal sponge over the two thermistor connectors. 

Make sure the connectors are fully seated. 

Remove the adhesive backing from the sponge, and place the sponge adhesive side 

down over the two connectors. 

Make sure the sponge sticks to and completely covers both connectors. (The actual 

color and appearance of the sponge may vary slightly from what is included in the kit.) 



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Comparing Heatsinks 

The heatsink referred to as a 1.2 mm heatsink can be identified by the number 607-0142 on its 
label and its thin rectangular thermistor connectors. Order Apple part number 076-1242 (which 
includes the heatsink, thermal tape, and sponge) to replace a 1.2 mm heatsink. 





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label and its thick square thermistor connectors. Order Apple part number 076-1243 (which 
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Bluetooth Holder 



Important: The Bluetooth holder is included with a replacement optical drive and should not be 
removed unless it is damaged or no longer sticks to the optical drive housing. 

Tools 

ESD wrist strap and mat 

Any standard size CD or DVD disc 

Black stick (Apple part number 922-5065) or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flatblade 

tool 



Preliminary Steps 

Before you begin, remove 
Battery 
RAM door 
Top case with keyboard 



Part Location 




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Procedure 

1. Insert a CD or DVD disc halfway into the slot drive to help support the drive and prevent 
damage. 




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3. Warning: To prevent damage to the optical drive, do not touch or press anywhere else 
on the drive. 

4. Use a black stick to carefully pry up the Bluetooth holder from the top of the optical drive. 
Make sure you use as little pressure as possible to prevent damage to the drive. 




Replacement Note: Peel off the adhesive backing from the Bluetooth holder and apply it to 
the drive where shown. Press the holder lightly to make sure it adheres to the drive. 




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5. Install the replacement Bluetooth holder, remove the optical drive disc, and reassemble and 
test the computer. 




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Optical Drive 



Tools 

ESD wrist strap and mat 

Magnetic Phillips #0 screwdriver 

Black stick (Apple part number 922-5065) or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flatblade 

tool 

Preliminary Steps 

Before you begin, remove 
Battery 
RAM door 
Top case with keyboard 

Part Location 




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Procedure 

1. With the computer assembly on a clean, scratch-proof surface, locate the Bluetooth board 
and holder. Note that the Bluetooth holder stays with the drive and is included with a 
replacement optical drive. 





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2. Tilt up the Bluetooth board from the upper right corner of the optical drive. 




3. Disconnect the optical drive flex cable from the logic board. 




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4. Peel up the tape from the optical drive. 




5. Carefully lift up or move aside the cables to remove the single 5.5-mm long screw at the 
mounting bracket. You might first need to disconnect the ground screw by the speaker to 
loosen the cables and access the mounting bracket screw. 




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6. Use a black stick to slide the mounting bracket forward (away from the body of the drive and 
toward the fan) to disengage it. 





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8. Access the two identical 3-mm long screws along the bottom edge of the drive at the hard 
drive snubber. (If the snubber is blocking one of the screws, carefully peel up the snubber.) 




9. Lift up the cable that runs between the drive and the snubber at the lower edge of the 
optical drive. 




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10. Warning: Handle the optical drive at the side edges only. Do not touch or press 
anywhere else on the drive. 

1 1 . Grasp the optical drive flex cable and use it as a pull tab as you tilt up the optical drive. Be 
careful where it can catch on cables. 




Replacement Note: Make sure the mounting bracket on the optical drive is pushed in 
before placing the optical drive in the bottom case. 





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Replacement Note: Reverse the screw order: install snubber screws first. 
Replacement Note: If you are installing a replacement drive, check that it includes the 
following: 

Bluetooth holder 

Sliding bracket and two screws 

Cable guide rail 



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Replacement Note: If you are installing a replacement drive, check that the sliding bracket 
that is secured with two screws slides easily and is not too tight. If it is too tight, loosen the 
screws just enough so the bracket slides with ease. 



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12. Before installing the optical drive, make sure the cables on the bottom case are routed as 
shown. 




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13. Install the replacement optical drive and reassemble and test the computer. 




Late 2006 Model: (The blue tape is for controlling vibration; do not remove the tape) 




Important: For best performance after a new optical drive replacement, be sure to update 
the operating system to the latest Mac OS X version. 



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Optical Drive Cable 



Tools 

ESD wrist strap and mat 

Black stick (Apple part number 922-5065) or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flatblade 

tool 

Preliminary Steps 

Before you begin, remove 
Battery 
RAM door 

Top case with keyboard 
Optical drive 

Part Location 




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Procedure 

Warning: Handle the optical drive at the side edges only. Do not touch or press anywhere 
else on the drive. 

1. With the optical drive on a clean, scratch-proof surface, use a black stick to evenly pry up the 
cable connector from the drive. 




Late 2006 Model: 

Carefully pry up the thin strip of black tape that overlaps the optical drive cable. Then pry up 
the connector from the drive. 




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2. Remove the optical drive cable. 




3. Install the replacement optical drive cable, and reassemble and test the computer. 




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Note that both sides of the cable have an adhesive mesh strip. 




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I/O Frame (with upper EMI 
shield) 



Tools 

ESD wrist strap and mat 

Magnetic Phillips #0 screwdriver 

Black stick (Apple part number 922-5065) or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flatblade 

tool 



Preliminary Steps 

Before you begin, remove 
Battery 
RAM door 
Memory cards 
Top case with keyboard 
MagSafe DC-in board and 
AirPort Card 
Left speaker 



Part Location 




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Procedure 

1. At the left side of the computer assembly, remove the screws from the I/O frame: 
Two identical 7.5-mm long screws (one at each end) 
One 9.5-mm long screw in the middle 




Replacement Note: If the I/O frame screw that is closest to the battery connector secures a 
battery cable clip, the screw length is 8 mm, not 7.5 mm. 




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2. Note how the EMI shield on the I/O frame interlocks with the shield over the ports. 

3. Tilt up the I/O frame to remove it from the computer assembly. 




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Note that the I/O frame includes the EMI shield. Be careful not to bend the shield as you 
remove or install it. 




4. Install the replacement I/O frame, and reassemble and test the display. 




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Replacement Note: If the I/O frame screw that is closest to the battery connector secures a 
battery cable clip, be sure to reinstall the cable clip and screw. 




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Logic Board 



Tools 

ESD wrist strap and mat 

Magnetic Phillips #0 screwdriver 

Black stick (Apple part number 922-5065) or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flatblade 

tool 

Stack of books, weighted boxes, or other means of support for display while removing and 

replacing left clutch block 

Alcohol wipes 

Thermal grease (Apple part number 922-7144) 

Felt-tip pen 

Preliminary Steps 

Before you begin, remove 
Battery 
RAM door 
Memory cards 
Top case with keyboard 
AirPort Extreme Card 
MagSafe DC-in board and cable 
Left speaker 

I/O frame with upper EMI shield 
Fan 
Heatsink 



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Part Location 




Procedure 

1. Disconnect the optical drive flex cable from the logic board. 




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2. Without straining the optical drive flex cable, note the position of the LVDS cable beneath it. 
Pull the pull-tab to disconnect the LVDS cable from the logic board. 




3. Locate the Bluetooth antenna cable at the edge of the logic board, and disconnect the 
Bluetooth antenna cable. Pull the pull-tab to disconnect the hard drive cable connector. 




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4. Remove the 3-mm long screw next to the lower end of the midframe. 




5. Remove the 3-mm long screw located between the memory card carriers, and disconnect 
the following cables: 

sleep switch connector (use a black stick to raise up and disconnect it) 
microphone cable 
left speaker cable 
subwoofer/right speaker cable 




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Place a heavy box behind the display to help support it (refer to "Clutch Block, Left" for more 
details). Disconnect the inverter cable, and remove the following screws: 

10-mm long thick-stemmed outer screw, closest to the left corner of the bottom case 

6-mm long thick-stemmed middle screw 

6-mm long thin-stemmed inner screw, closest to the antenna cables 

3-mm long screw from the upper right area of the board. 




7. Remove the left clutch block and clutch cap, and move aside any cables that overlap the 
logic board. 

Note: Disregard the cable assembly state shown in the image below. 
Replacement Note: When reinstalling the clutch block, refer to "Clutch Block, Left" in this 
chapter. 




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Holding the logic board by its right side, tilt it up and with a small rocking motion, remove it 
at an angle away from the I/O ports. You might find it helpful to use a black stick between 
the side of the bottom housing and the ports. 




Replacement Note: When replacing the logic board, make sure all cables are kept clear of 
the board, and the I/O shield is securely positioned along the ports. Use a black stick, if 
necessary, to slightly flex the port side of the bottom case to install the logic board. 






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9. If you are installing a new logic board, transfer the following parts to the replacement board: 
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Memory cards 
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10. Before installing the logic board, make sure the gold-colored spring located beneath the 
inverter cable connector is intact (not bent or broken). 




1 1 . Before installing the logic board, check the locator pins on the bottom case. Make sure the 
two openings in the logic board fit over the "+-shaped" locator pins. 




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1 2. Warning: Whenever the heatsink is separated from the logic board (even if you are 
installing the same logic board or heatsink), the thermal grease must be checked 
and possibly replaced. Failure to do so can cause the computer to overheat and be 
damaged. Refer to "Checking the Thermal Grease" in the Heatsink section. 

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DIMM Lever Kit 



Tools 

ESD wrist strap and mat 

Magnetic Phillips #0 screwdriver 

Black stick (Apple part number 922-5065) or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flatblade 

tool 

Preliminary Steps 



Before you begin, remove 
Battery 
RAM door 
Memory cards 
Top case with keyboard 
AirPort Extreme Card 
MagSafe DC-in board and cable 
I/O frame with upper EMI shield 
Fan 

Heatsink 
Logic Board 



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Procedure 

Important: The following image shows the memory cards and hard drive installed in the battery 
bay. Note the correct position of the memory card levers. 





Caution: The remaining images pictured in this procedure used a pre-production model, so the 
direction and appearance of the levers differ from the computer that you are servicing. However, 
the steps should be the same. 

1. On the underside of the logic board, use light pressure with a Phillips screwdriver to remove 
the 3-mm long lever screw. (Remove both screws if replacing both levers.) 







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2. Lift off the lever, and remove the spring. 




3. Note that the spring has a "hook" end and a "stem" end. When replacing the spring, make 
sure the hook end wraps around the pin on the memory card carrier.. 




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4. Before installing the replacement lever and spring, note that the underside of the lever has 
an indentation that mates with the spring stem. 




5. Install the replacement lever, spring, and screw, and check that the lever moves correctly. 
Reassemble and test the computer. 

Replacement Note: Test the function of the newly installed lever. If it is correctly installed, 
the spring should offer some resistance, and when you hold it all the way to the left, you 
should see the spring hook. 




Replacement Note: The lever kit includes two levers, two springs, and two screws. 



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Backup Battery 



Tools 

ESD wrist strap and mat 

Black stick (Apple part number 922-5065) or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flatblade 

tool 

Before you begin, remove 
Battery 
RAM door 
Memory cards 
Top case with keyboard 
AirPort Extreme Card 
MagSafe DC-in board and cable 
I/O frame with upper EMI shield 
Fan 

Heatsink 
Logic board 

Part Location 










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Procedure 

1. On the underside of the logic board, note the position of the backup battery, attached cable, 
and tape. 




2. Using your fingers or a black stick, carefully peel up the backup battery from the adhesive on 
the logic board. 




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3. Peel up the tape that holds the backup battery cable in place. 

4. Disconnect the cable by pulling the cable straight out from the connector. 




Replacement Note: If you are replacing the backup battery with a new one, peel the 
adhesive backing off of the replacement battery, and use a black stick to remove any old 
adhesive from the board. 

5. Install the replacement backup battery within the outline printed on the logic board, and 
reassemble and test the computer. 




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Bluetooth Antenna Board and 
Cable 



Tools 

ESD wrist strap and mat 

Magnetic Phillips #0 screwdriver 

Black stick (Apple part number 922-5065) or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flatblade 

tool 

Preliminary Steps 

Before you begin, remove 
Battery 
RAM door 

Top case with keyboard 
Optical drive 

Part Location 





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Procedure 

1. Remove the 3-mm screw from the right speaker. 




2. Without straining the speaker cable, tilt up the speaker and unroute it from the right corner 
of the frame. 




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3. Use a black stick to unroute the Bluetooth and speaker cable. 




4. Using a black stick, disconnect the Bluetooth antenna cable from the lower right corner of 
the Bluetooth board. Pry the connector straight up. 




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5. Install the replacement Bluetooth antenna board and cable. 




Replacement Caution: To prevent a pinched or damaged cable, the cable might be 
wrapped with tape, as shown. Do not remove any tape that is wrapped around the cable. 




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Bluetooth Board 



Tools 

ESD wrist strap and mat 

Black stick (Apple part number 922-5065) or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flatblade 

tool 

Preliminary Steps 

Before you begin, remove 
Battery 
RAM door 

Top case with keyboard 
Optical drive 

Part Location 




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Procedure 

Caution: During this procedure and when applying a replacement Bluetooth board, do not press 
on the center of the board. The only acceptable area to press on is the right corners of the board 
near the locator pin and the Bluetooth antenna cable connector. 




1. Important: The Bluetooth board is adhered to the bottom case with double-sided tape. 
Before removing the Bluetooth board, note the cable routing near the Bluetooth board. 

2. Using a black stick, disconnect the Bluetooth antenna cable from the lower right corner of 
the board. Pry the connector straight up. 




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Use a black stick at the lower edge of the board to gently loosen the adhesive and lift the 
board off the bottom case. 




4. Tilt up the board and holding the Bluetooth-to-logic board cable close to the connector, pul 
the cable to disconnect it from the board. 




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Replacement Note: Without straining the cable, slide a black stick underneath the board 
sleeve, and press the connector to secure it to the board. 




Replacement Note: Connect the Bluetooth-to-logic board cable first before adhering the 
board to the bottom case. Then install the Bluetooth antenna cable, and make sure the cable 
exits toward the upper right corner of the bottom case. 




Replacement Note: Make sure the upper right corner of the board fits over the locator pin. 
To secure the board, press only the right corners of the board near the locator pin and the 
Bluetooth antenna cable. 

Install the replacement Bluetooth board, and reassemble and test the computer. 

Replacement Note: If installing a new Bluetooth board, remove any remaining adhesive 
from the bottom case. Then remove the adhesive backing from the new board before 
installing it in the bottom case. 



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Bluetooth-to-Logic Board Cable 



Tools 

ESD wrist strap and mat 

Black stick (Apple part number 922-5065) or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flatblade 

tool 



Preliminary Steps 

Before you begin, remove 
Battery 
RAM door 

Top case with keyboard 
Optical drive 
Bluetooth board 



Part Location 






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Procedure 

Important: During this procedure and when applying a replacement Bluetooth-to-logic board 
cable, do not press on the center of the Bluetooth board. The only acceptable area to press on is 
the right corners of the board near the locator pin and the Bluetooth antenna cable. 

1. Remove the following screws: 

7.5-mm long ground screw from the midframe 

3-mm long subwoofer screw from the bottom corner of the subwoofer 
Warning: The subwoofer cone is a sensitive device. Avoid touching the subwoofer cone. 




2. Carefully lift up the cables from the ground tab area. 




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3. With the Bluetooth cable disconnected from the Bluetooth board, use a black stick to 
carefully separate the cable from the other cables routed along the bottom edge of the 
subwoofer (microphone cable, LVDS cable, speaker/subwoofer cable.) 




4. Thread the cable out from under the LVDS cable and speaker cable. 




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5. Use a black stick close to the Bluetooth cable connector to disconnect it from the corner of 
the logic board. (Pull the cable straight up.) 




Replacement Note: Connect the Bluetooth board cable first before adhering the Bluetooth 
board to the bottom case. Make sure the cable routing appears as shown. 




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6. Install a replacement Bluetooth-to-logic board cable, and reassemble and test the computer. 




Replacement Note: With the cable attached to the Bluetooth board, install the cable under 
the subwoofer tabs before routing the cable to the logic board. 




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Subwoofer with Right Speaker 
Cable 



Tools 

ESD wrist strap and mat 

Magnetic Phillips #0 screwdriver 

Black stick (Apple part number 922-5065) or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flatblade 

tool 

Preliminary Steps 

Before you begin, remove 
Battery 
RAM door 

Top case with keyboard 
Optical drive 

Part Location 




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Procedure 

Warning: The subwoofer cone is a sensitive device. Avoid touching the subwoofer cone. 
1. Note the cable routing for the right speaker and the subwoofer. 




2. Remove the following screws: 

Two 3-mm long screws from the opposite corners of the subwoofer body 
3-mm long screw from the right speaker. 



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3. Tilt up the right speaker from the top right corner of the computer assembly, and without 
straining the speaker cable, unroute it from the cable guides. 

4. Peel up the tape. 




5. Remove the 7.5-mm long top ground screw from the midframe. 




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6. Warning: The subwoofer cone is a sensitive device. Avoid touching the subwoofer cone. To 
prevent excessive pressure on the subwoofer body, hold it by the edges as you perform this 
step. 

Unroute the speaker cable, and while holding the sides of the subwoofer, move the 
subwoofer body away from the rear panel. 

7. Disconnect the 4-pin speaker cable from the logic board connector, just over the memory 
card slots. 




8. Remove the 8-mm long ground screw from the lower end of the heatsink. 




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Replacement Note: When connecting the right speaker cable to the logic board, make sure 
he cable runs securely 

over the right memory slot 

between the optical drive cable connector and the LVDS cable connector 

under the Bluetooth connector 

between the fan and the midframe, and is anchored to the top of the midframe with a 
mesh tab 

Replacement Note: Before installing the subwoofer, check the bottom case to make sure 
the microphone cable is to the right of the LVDS cable, between the LVDS cable and the 
Bluetooth board. 

Replacement Note: Before securing the subwoofer screws, place the subwoofer into the 
bottom case, but tilt it up slightly to tuck these cables under the subwoofer tabs and above 
he raised tabs on the bottom case: 

Microphone cable first 

Bluetooth cable second 

Speaker cable third 

LVDS cable fourth 

no cables obscure the subwoofer screw posts on the bottom case 

the right speaker cable is routed correctly in the right corner of the bottom case and is 
aped where shown. 




Replacement Note: Install the subwoofer screws only when you are sure that the cables 
cannot be pinched and are in the orientation specified. After the subwoofer screws are 
installed, install the grounding screws and tabs on the midframe 



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9. Install the replacement subwoofer with right speaker cable, and reassemble and test the 
computer. 




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Midframe 



Tools 

ESD wrist strap and mat 

Magnetic Phillips #0 screwdriver 

Black stick (Apple part number 922-5065) or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flatblade 

tool 

Preliminary Steps 

Before you begin, remove 
Battery 
RAM door 

Top case with keyboard 
Optical drive 

Part Location 




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Procedure 

1. Note the orientation of the cables that route over and to the left of the midframe. 





2. Remove the two ground screws: 

9-mm long screw from the center of the midframe 
7.5-mm long screw near the top of the midframe, next to the subwoofer 
Warning: The subwoofer cone is a sensitive device. Avoid touching the subwoofer cone. 

3. Disconnect the LVDS cable by pulling the pull-tab straight up. 




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4. Move aside the LVDS cable and the hard drive connector cable. 

5. Remove the two screws from the ends of the midframe: 

7.5-mm long screw at the top 
6-mm long screw at the bottom 




6. Without straining the cables between the frame and the midframe, lift them out to reach the 
3-mm long fan screw. 




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7. Being careful not to strain any nearby cables or components, tilt out the lower end of the 
midframe, and remove the midframe from the bottom case. 




Replacement Note: When tucking in the cables into the channel between the fan and the 
midframe, be sure to install them in this order: 

Microphone cable first 

Bluetooth cable second 

Speaker cable third 
• LVDS cable fourth 




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8. Install the replacement midframe, and reassemble and test the computer. 



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Display Bezel 



Tools 

ESD wrist strap and mat 

Black stick (Apple part number 922-5065) or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flatblade 

tool 

Access card (Apple part number 922-7172) 

Preliminary Steps 

Before you begin, remove 
Battery 
RAM door 
Top case with keyboard 



Part Location 




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Removal Procedure 

1. With the display open wider than a 90-degree angle, run an access card along the outer 
sides and top edge of the bezel where it meets the display rear housing. 




Note: When opening the bezel, you might find that a small dot of adhesive is used at the top 
corner: 




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2. To loosen the bottom of the bezel, run a black stick along the inner edge where the bezel 
meets the LCD frame. Do not touch the display face. 




Note: If you have a plastic sheet that can protect the LCD panel, cover the display face. 

3. Lift off the bezel. 

4. Check for any mounting clips around the LCD frame that pop off or appear to be missing. 




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5. Return any clips back into the bezel brace. 







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7. Install the replacement bezel (first see notes in the Replacement Procedure), and reassemble 
and test the computer. 



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Replacement Procedure 

Important: Before installing a replacement bezel, be sure to check the camera area, and peel off 
the dust cover film that comes with a new bezel. 




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Replacement Caution: The lower corners of the bezel include mounting hooks that differ in 
design from the snaps at the top and sides of the bezel. Incorrectly installing this area of the 
bezel can result in bent hooks and a bezel gap that would require bezel replacement. These 
hooks must be installed as follows. 





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1. Caution: To install the bezel, start at the top near the camera first. Match the two locator pins 
inside the bezel to the holes in the top center of the display assembly. 




2. Press to secure the top of the bezel. 




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3. With the camera area secured, bend up the bottom of the bezel to hook the bottom edge of 
the bezel. 




4. Press along the outer frame of the bezel to secure it to the display assembly. 



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Spacers at Bezel Scoops 



Tools 

Soft cloth 

ESD wrist strap and mat 

Black stick (Apple part number 922-5065) or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flatblade 

tool 

Preliminary Steps 

Before you begin, remove 
Battery 
RAM door 

Top case with keyboard 
Display bezel 

Part Location 




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Procedure 

1. Note the placement of the two spacers that attach to the LCD panel frame with double-sided 
adhesive. 

Replacement Note: Position the replacement spacers vertically so that they fit into the 
space between the lower end of the bezel brace and the bezel scoop, but they should not 
extend past the outer edge of the display hinge. 




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2. Using a black stick, remove the spacers. 




3. Install the replacement spacers above the bezel scoops, and reassemble and test the 
computer. 



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C-Channel 



Tools 

ESD wrist strap and mat 

Black stick (Apple part number 922-5065) or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flatblade 

tool 

Magnetic Phillips #0 screwdriver 

Jeweler's flatblade screwdriver 

Preliminary Steps 

Before you begin, remove 
Battery 
RAM door 

Top case with keyboard 
Optical drive 

Part Location 




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Procedure 

1. At the top right corner of the computer assembly, remove the following screws: 

6-mm long screw from the left end of the C-channel, securing the vent cover to the C- 

channel and rear panel 

3-mm long screw from the right speaker (the "holder" for the speaker is sandwiched 

between the screw head and the C-channel) 

3-mm long screw from the right end of the C-channel 




2. Use a black stick to tilt up the right speaker. 




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3. Note that the C-channel has a locator tab that fits into the slot in the vent cover. 

4. Wedge a black stick between the right clutch block and the C-channel. Then, at the vent 
cover slot, use a jeweler's flatblade screwdriver or your fingernail to lightly tilt up the slot as 
you pivot the C-channel forward and out of the bottom case. 




Replacement Note: Tip the left end of the C-channel in first. Then slide the channel under 
the vent cover slot and into the bottom case so that all three screw holes align. 




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Replacement Caution: Before installing the screws, make sure the speaker cable is clear of 
the screw hole. 




5. Install the replacement C-channel, and reassemble and test the display. 




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Clutch Block, Left 



Tools 

ESD wrist strap and mat 

Black stick (Apple part number 922-5065) or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flatblade 

tool 

Magnetic Phillips #0 screwdriver 

Stack of books, weighted boxes, or other means of support for display while removing 

screws from hinge 

Preliminary Steps 

Before you begin, remove 
Battery 
RAM door 

Top case with keyboard 
Optical drive 

Part Location 





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Procedure 

1. Open the display and lean it against a stack of books or boxes that can support it when it is 
loosened from the display hinge. 




2. Remove the screws from the left clutch block: 

10-mm long thick-stemmed outer screw, closest to the left corner of the bottom case 

6-mm long thick-stemmed middle screw 

6-mm long thin-stemmed inner screw, closest to the wireless cables. 




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3. Remove the left clutch block from the computer assembly. 




4. Notice that the left clutch cap comes loose when the clutch block is removed. Make sure the 
left clutch cap is fitted into the clutch block, and hold it in place when replacing the clutch 
block. 




5. If you are installing a new left clutch block, make sure there is a mesh pad on the flip side. 
This pad protects the cables that run under the left clutch block. 




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Replacement Note: Notice how the inverter cable and wireless antenna cables are routed 
around the left display hinge. Make sure they are routed as shown and cannot be pinched 
when the clutch cap and clutch block are installed. 




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Late 2006 Model Replacement Caution: If the inverter cable and antenna cables are not 
routed correctly, they can damage the delicate logic board components located beneath the 
tape: 




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Important: Before installing the clutch block, make sure the cables are routed as shown: 




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Late 2006 Model: The following image shows the clutch block correctly installed: 




Replacement Note: If the inverter cable had been detached to service the display, make 
sure to install the inverter cable ground screw to the logic board. This screw is not visible 
when the left clutch block is installed. (The Late 2006 model does not have this screw.) 




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Replacement Note: If you are replacing the left and right clutch blocks as a pair, install the 
screws in the order shown. Otherwise, install the longest outer screw first. 




Replacement Note: The left clutch cap and right clutch cap are not the same. The left clutch 
cap is pictured below. 




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Clutch Block, Right 



Tools 

ESD wrist strap and mat 

Black stick (Apple part number 922-5065) or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flatblade 

tool 

Magnetic Phillips #0 screwdriver 

Stack of books (or other means of support for the display while removing screws from the 

display hinge) 

Preliminary Steps 

Before you begin, remove 
Battery 
RAM door 

Top case with keyboard 
Optical drive 

Part Location 




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Procedure 

1. Remove the screws from the right clutch block: 

10-mm long thick-stemmed outer screw, closest to the right corner of the bottom case 
6-mm long thick-stemmed inner screw 




Use a black stick to remove the right clutch block from the computer assembly. 




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Replacement Note: Tilt the right end of the clutch block into the rear panel first. Then make 
sure the left end with the clutch cap aligns properly before installing the screws. 




Note: Unlike the left clutch block, there is no mesh pad on the right clutch block. 
Replacement Note: Notice how the right clutch cap comes loose as soon as the clutch block 
is removed. Make sure the right clutch cap is fitted into the clutch block, and hold it in place 
before installing the screws. 




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Replacement Note: Notice how the LVDS cable and microphone cable are routed around 
the right display hinge. Make sure they are routed as shown and cannot be pinched when 
the right clutch block and clutch cap are installed. 




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Replacement Note: If you are replacing the left and right clutch blocks as a pair, install the 
screws in the order shown. Otherwise, install the longest outer screw first. 




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Replacement Note: The right clutch cap and left clutch cap are not the same. The right 
clutch cap is pictured below. 




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Clutch Caps 



(Refer to "Clutch Block, Left" and "Clutch Block, Right") 



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Display Module 



Note: Although the display module is not offered as an available part, removing it is required to 
access all internal display parts (except the bezel). 

Tools 

ESD wrist strap and mat 

Black stick (Apple part number 922-5065) or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flatblade 

tool 

Magnetic Phillips #0 screwdriver 

Stack of books, weighted boxes, or other means of support for display while removing 

screws from hinge 

Preliminary Steps 

Before you begin, remove 
Battery 
RAM door 

Top case with keyboard 
Optical drive 
C-channel 
Clutch blocks, left and right 



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Part Location 




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Procedure 

1. From the logic board, disconnect the following five connectors: 

Two wireless card antenna cables (three wireless cables if Late 2006 model) 
Microphone cable (located between I/O shield and left memory slot) 
• LVDS cable 




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2. Remove the two ground screws that secure the cables to the midframe: 
7.5-mm long screw near the top end 
9-mm long screw from the middle (do not remove if Late 2006 model) 




Warning: The subwoofer cone is a sensitive device. Avoid touching the subwoofer cone. 

3. Carefully pull up the microphone cable from the channel above the memory slots. 

4. Note that the microphone cable runs under the speaker cable at the ground screw area. 
Remove the 8-mm long ground screw., 

Replacement Note: When reassembling the computer, the microphone cable must be 
routed underneath the speaker cable. 




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5. Carefully unroute the LVDS cable and microphone cable from under the subwoofer tabs in 
the bottom case. 




6. Near the right hinge, remove the 3-mm long ground screw that anchors the LVDS cable to 
the upper right corner of the bottom case. 




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7. Near the left hinge, disconnect the inverter cable. (Late 2006 model is shown here.] 




8. Holding the display module at the bezel, lift the module off of the computer assembly. 




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9. Install the replacement display module, and reassemble and test the computer. 

Replacement Note: When installing the display, note how the cables are routed at the right 
side of the clutch barrel;The LVDS cable and microphone cable wrap around the back of the 
clutch barrel and are routed into the bottom case. 




Replacement Note: The microphone cable routes under the right speaker cable and is 
secured to the bottom case with one strip of tape. 




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Replacement Note: Make sure that no cables can be pinched when installing the LVDS cable 
ground screw. 




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Bottom Case 



Note: The bottom case includes the following parts: 
Feet that are heat-staked, so they are not removable 
Three integral frames: slot-load bezel frame, front bay frame, and rear frame 
Infrared (IR) sensor board in the front right corner 
Snubbers for hard drive 

Tools 

Soft cloth 

ESD wrist strap and mat 

Magnetic Phillips #0 screwdriver 

Black stick (Apple part number 922-5065) or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flatblade 

tool 



Preliminary Steps 



Before you begin, remove 
Battery 
RAM door 
Memory cards 
Hard drive 

Top case with keyboard 
AirPort Card 

Battery connector with sleep switch 
Midframe 
Optical drive 
MagSafe DC-in board 
Left speaker 
C-channel 

Clutch blocks, left and right 
Clutch caps 
Display module 
Fan 

Heatsink 

Subwoofer with right speaker 
Bluetooth antenna 
Bluetooth board 
Bluetooth-to-logic board cable 



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I/O frame 
Logic board 

Part Location 




Procedure 

When the parts listed in the "Preliminary Steps" have been removed, the remaining part is the 
bottom case. 

Replacement Note: Make sure the bottom case is clean and free of dust before assembling the 
computer. 



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Important: Make sure that the mushroom-shaped rubber standoff is in place where shown 
before installing the logic board. 




Note: If the rubber standoff comes loose, use needlenose pliers to install it. 




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Replacement Caution: If any of the four bezel clips at the slot-load bezel come loose, simply 
insert them back in the slots. Make sure all four clips are in place while reassembling the 
computer and before installing the top case. 




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Clutch Cover 



Tools 

ESD wrist strap and mat 

Magnetic Phillips #0 screwdriver 

Black stick (Apple probe tool, part number 922-5065) or other nonconductive nylon or plastic 

flatblade tool 

Access card (Apple part number 922-7172) 

Preliminary Steps 



Before you begin, remove 
Battery 
RAM door 

Top case with keyboard 
Optical drive 
Display module 
Display bezel 



Part Location 




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Procedure 

Important: The display cables might catch on the clutch cover at you remove it, so proceed 
slowly to prevent any cable damage. 

1. Notice the cable exits points at each side of the clutch. Refer to the cable arrangement 
shown when reinstalling the clutch cover. 





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2. With the display assembly face up, remove the three 4-mm long screws along the top edge 
of the clutch cover. 




3. Slide an access card along the outer edge of the clutch cover to loosen it from the display 
rear housing. 




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4. Unsnap both ends of the clutch cover using a black stick. 




5. Holding the bundled display cables at each end of the clutch cover, carefully unwrap them 
to help raise up the clutch cover. 




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6. Without straining cables, carefully pull the clutch cover off of the display assembly. 







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7. Install the replacement clutch cover, and reassemble and test the computer. 



Replacement Note: The inner channel of the clutch cover includes a foam pad that helps 
stabilize the inverter board. Do not remove it. 





Replacement Note: Be careful when securing the snaps at each end of the clutch cover. 
Cables wrap around the barrel at the hinges, but tucking in the cables just right is difficult, 
and the cables are subject to pinching damage when the clutch cover is installed. 






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Replacement Caution: Notice how the display cables are wrapped around the clutch. Check 
that they are wrapped as shown before reassembling the computer. 





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Bezel Scoops, Left and Right 



Tools 

ESD wrist strap and mat 

Black stick (Apple probe tool, part number 922-5065) or other nonconductive nylon or plastic 

flatbladetool 

Preliminary Steps 

Before you begin, remove 
Battery 
RAM door 

Top case with keyboard 
Optical drive 
Display module 
Display bezel 
Clutch cover 
Spacers at bezel scoops 

Part Location 




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Procedure 

1. With the bezel spacers removed, use a black stick to loosen the outer edge of the bezel 
scoop and push it toward the display face. Repeat for the other bezel scoop. 




Replacement Note: Before replacing the bezel scoops, make sure that the cables that are 
routed under the bezel scoops have no slack. Refer to the following images for the correct 
cable routing. 




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Late 2005 Model: 





Replacement Note: On the underside of each bezel scoop, note that the three raised tabs 
match up with the three slots in the display hinge. Align the tabs to the slots. 



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Replacement Note: With the cables tucked in, slide on the bezel scoop. 




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LCD Panel 



Tools 

Soft cloth 

ESD wrist strap and mat 

Magnetic Phillips #0 screwdriver 

Black stick (Apple part number 922-5065) or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flatblade 

tool 

Flashlight or bright lamp 

Preliminary Steps 

Before you begin, remove 
Battery 
RAM door 
Memory cards 
Hard drive 

Top case with keyboard 
Optical drive 
Display bezel 
Display module 
Clutch cover 
Spacers at bezel scoops 
Bezel scoops 
LCD panel assembly 
LVDS cable 

Bezel braces, left and right, with attached cables 
Camera assembly 



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Part Location 




Procedure 

1. With all of the preliminary steps performed, turn over the LCD panel and check for any 
remaining strips of tape. 




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2. Install the replacement LCD panel, and reassemble and test the computer. 




Replacement Note: When reassembling the computer, make sure the LCD cable is bent, but 
not pinched or damaged. 




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Replacement Note: Start by connecting the LVDS cable and USB flex line first. Then place 
the tape before continuing with the rest of the reassembly. 




Late 2006 Model: 




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Important: Notice the correct horizontal placement of the tape. If placed vertically, the tape 
can be visible through the Apple logo on the display rear housing. Before reassembling the 
display, check the back of the LCD panel to make sure the tape is placed horizontally, as 
shown. 

With the LCD panel in the rear housing, but before securing the panel screws, hold the panel 
in place and tilt up the housing Shine a bright light at the center of the screen, and check 
that the Apple logo shows no discoloration. If discoloration is visible, carefully reapply the 
tape away from the logo area. Once fully assembled, turn on the computer to verify the color 
uniformity of the logo. 



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Late 2006 Model Replacement Note: For the Late 2006 model, there are three possible 
panel manufacturers: AUO, Chi Mei, and Samsung. Refer to the following table when 
replacing the LCD panel and/or the LVDS cable: 

If you are replacing the LCD panel, be sure to also replace the LVDS cable and any 

conductive tape that comes bundled in the 661-4211 kit. (Do not order a separate LVDS 

cable.) 

If you are replacing just the LVDS cable but not the panel, be sure to check the LCD 

panel logo as shown in the table to order the appropriate LVDS cable (922-7889 or 922- 

7890). 



LCD Panel Logo 


Display Part Number (a bundled 
kit that includes the LCD panel 
and LVDS cable) 


Compatible LVDS Cable 


AUO 

AJO 

AU Optronics 


661-4211 


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661-4211 


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Antenna Receptors and Cables, 
Top and Left 



Tools 

Soft cloth 

ESD wrist strap and mat 

Magnetic Phillips #0 screwdriver 

Black stick (Apple part number 922-5065) or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flatblade 

tool 

Jeweler's flatblade screwdriver 

Preliminary Steps 

Before you begin, remove 
Battery 
RAM door 
Memory cards 
Hard drive 

Top case with keyboard 
Optical drive 
Display bezel 
Display module 
Clutch cover 
Spacers at bezel scoops 
Bezel scoops 
Display rear housing 



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Part Location 




Procedure 

Notice that the antenna cables are two separate cables (black and gray) that run along the left 
front side of the LCD panel brace. The gray cable is also routed over the top corner of the LCD 
panel. 

1. Carefully unroute the cables from the left brace. 




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2. Remove the three identical 3-mm long screws from the left brace. 




3. Rotate the top corner of the LCD panel and remove the 3-mm long screw from the left brace 
and camera bracket. 




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4. Slightly lift up the end of the camera bracket to free the locator pin on the end of the left 
brace. 




Replacement Note: To avoid straining cables, be sure to align the locator pin and hole 
before sliding on the left brace. 

5. Move the left brace away from the LCD panel assembly, and use a jeweler's flatblade 
screwdriver placed underneath the antenna receptor to carefully pry up the antenna 
receptor. 

Important: To support the solder joint where the cable meets the receptor, keep the 
antenna cable in the last brace tab while loosening the receptor from the brace. 




Caution: The antenna receptors are friction-fit with a metal fold that hooks onto the left 
brace. The antenna receptors are delicate and easily bent. Do not press on nor pinch the 
antenna receptors. 



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Replacement Note: Secure the antenna receptors by placing them over the recessed brace 
area and pressing only on the metal fold. You will hear an audible snap when they are 
installed. 




6. Install the replacement antenna cables, and reassemble and test the computer. 



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Antenna Receptor and Cable, 
Right (Late 2006 Model Only) 



Tools 

Soft cloth 

ESD wrist strap and mat 

Magnetic Phillips #0 screwdriver 

Black stick (Apple part number 922-5065) or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flatblade 

tool 

Jeweler's flatblade screwdriver 



Preliminary Steps 

Before you begin, remove 
Battery 
RAM door 
Memory cards 
Hard drive 

Top case with keyboard 
Optical drive 
Display bezel 
Display module 
Clutch cover 
Spacers at bezel scoops 
Bezel scoops 
Inverter board 



Part Location 



Note: The blue wireless cable, as shown below, leads to the right antenna receptor. 




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Procedure 

1. Note the path of the blue antenna cable as it runs along the bottom of the display rear 
housing, underneath the microphone cable, and up the right side of the display. 





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2. Following the order shown, remove the twelve identical 4.5-mm long screws around the 
frame of the LCD panel. 

Caution: To prevent scratches or other cosmetic damage to the display housing, use a soft 
cloth as a protective layer when removing the screws. 



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Replacement Note: Refer to the section LCD Panel Assembly when reinstalling the LCD 
panel in the display rear housing. 

3. Without straining the blue antenna cable, tilt up the LCD panel. 




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4. Remove the strip of tape that wraps the noninsulated section of the antenna cable bundle. 




Replacement Note: Be sure to wrap the cables with a new strip of tape when reassembling 
the display. 




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5. Thread the blue antenna cable from left to right out of the left end of the display rear 
housing. 




6. At the right display hinge, thread the blue antenna cable from left to right out of the right 
end of the display rear housing. 




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7. With the blue antenna cable free from the display rear housing, remove the LCD panel 
assembly and place it face down on a soft clean cloth. 

8. Carefully unroute the silver colored microphone cable and the blue antenna cable from the 
right brace. 






9. Remove the two identical screws that secure the right bezel brace to the LCD panel. 




10. Without straining the right bezel brace, tilt it up slightly and use a jeweler's flat-blade 
screwdriver to carefully pry up the antenna receptor. 




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Important: To support the solder joint where the cable meets the receptor, keep the 
antenna cable in the last brace tab while loosening the receptor from the brace. 
Caution: The antenna receptor is friction-fit with a metal fold that hooks onto the right 
brace. The antenna receptor is delicate and easily bent. Do not press on nor pinch the 
antenna receptor. 

Replacement Note: Secure the antenna receptor by placing it over the recessed brace area 
and pressing only on the metal fold. You will hear an audible snap when it is installed. 




1 1 . Install the replacement blue antenna cable, and reassemble and test the computer. 




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LCD Panel Assembly 



Important: Although the LCD panel assembly is not an available subassembly part, it must be 
removed to replace other display parts. 

Tools 

Soft cloth 

ESD wrist strap and mat 

Magnetic Phillips #0 screwdriver 

Black stick (Apple probe tool, part number 922-5065) or other nonconductive nylon or plastic 

flatblade tool 

Flashlight or bright lamp 

Preliminary Steps 

Before you begin, remove 
Battery 
RAM door 

Top case with keyboard 
Optical drive 
Display module 
Display bezel 
Clutch cover 
Spacers at bezel scoops 
Bezel scoops 
Inverter board 



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Part Location 




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Removal Procedure 

1. Important: Study the cable routing around each hinge carefully. When reinstalling the LCD 
panel assembly for your first time, this can be a tricky area 

Note: Although the images show the inverter board installed, it should be removed 
previously as listed in the preliminary steps. 





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2. Following the order shown, remove the twelve identical 4.5-mm long screws around the 
frame of the LCD panel. 

Caution: To prevent scratches or other cosmetic damage to the display housing, use a soft 
cloth as a protective layer when removing the screws. 




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3. For the original MacBook model, remove the 3-mm long ground screw from both display 
hinges. For the Late 2006 model, remove the 3-mm long ground screw from the left hinge 
only. 

Note: Although the images show the inverter board installed, it should be removed 
previously as listed in the preliminary steps. 





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4. For the Late 2006 model only, tilt up the LCD panel just enough to remove the left hinge. 
Refer to the section "Display Hinges, Left and Right. "The blue wireless antenna cable is 
routed under the left hinge. 




5. Starting at the bottom corners, lift the LCD panel with frame and attached cables off of the 
display rear housing. 




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Note: The top of the camera bracket includes four thin, clear strips of double-sided tape. 
These are the camera spacers that are discussed later in this chapter. Be sure to reinstall them 
if they become loose. 




Note: The magnets located in the display rear housing may come loose while lifting out the 
LCD panel assembly from the display rear housing. Don't lose the magnet pairs (on top 
corners) that function as the latch. 




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6. Set aside the LCD panel assembly so that the display is face-up if you are replacing any of its 
parts or any parts remaining in the display rear housing. 

7. Reinstall the LCD panel assembly as follows. 



Reinstallation Procedure 

Important: Correctly positioning the LCD panel assembly in the display rear housing requires 
careful attention to these areas: 

Delicate antenna receptors 

Magnets that catch on the bezel brace 

Cables to route properly 

Locator pins on display rear housing 



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Caution: Hold the LCD panel assembly at the bezel brace sides or opposite corners. Do not press 
or pinch the antenna receptors or anywhere on the LCD panel itself. 



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1. Check the underside of the LCD panel assembly to make sure all cables are connected and 
routed properly: 
• LVDS cable 

USB line to camera board 

Black and gray antenna receptor cables 

Microphone cable 




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Important: Notice the correct horizontal placement of the tape. If placed vertically, the tape 
can be visible through the Apple logo on the display rear housing. Before reassembling the 
display, check the back of the LCD panel to make sure the tape is placed horizontally, as 
shown. 

With the LCD panel in the rear housing, but before securing the panel screws, hold the panel 
in place and tilt up the housing Shine a bright light at the center of the screen, and check 
that the Apple logo shows no discoloration. If discoloration is visible, carefully reapply the 
tape away from the logo area. Once fully assembled, turn on the computer to verify the color 
uniformity of the logo. 







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Check the display rear housing to make sure it includes the three magnets: 
Sleep magnet on side 
Two magnet pairs on top 




4. Important: Insert the top corners of the LCD panel assembly into the display rear housing 
first. Use the notch in each bezel brace to help hold the cables in position. Then, before you 
set the LCD panel assembly into the display housing, route the cables under the bezel brace 
between the housing and the display hinge. 




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5. Set the magnets back into place if they come loose during this step. 




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6. With the top corners secured, tilt up the bottom corners or the LCD panel assembly to route 
the antenna receptor cables and microphone cable around the recessed channel between 
the display hinge and the rear housing. 




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Important: The notch on each bezel brace indicates the point at which the cables start their 
path around the display hinge. Use a black stick at that notch to make sure the cables are 
not pinched and to guide them into the recessed channel. 




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7. Carefully pull the cables to make sure there is no slack as they route through the channels. 




At the lower left corner, make sure the cables are routed as shown: 
Microphone cable routes along the outer edge of the bezel brace 
LCD panel cable tucks under LVDS cable 
LVDS cable routes around clutch barrel and secures microphone cable with two integral 

adhesive strips 




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9. With the magnets and cables in place, slightly reposition the LCD panel assembly, if 

necessary, so that the bezel braces fit over the two locator pins (one pin at each side of the 
rear housing). 




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10. Starting with the screw holes just above the locator pins, install the 12 screws in the order 
shown: 

Caution: To prevent scratches or other cosmetic damage to the computer housing, use a 
soft cloth as a protective layer when installing the screws. 




1 1 . Reassemble and test the computer. 



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Foil at Camera Bracket 
(Original MacBook Model) 



Tools 

Soft cloth 

ESD wrist strap and mat 

Black stick (Apple part number 922-5065) or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flatblade 

tool 



Preliminary Steps 

Before you begin, remove 
Battery 
RAM door 
Memory cards 
Hard drive 

Top case with keyboard 
Optical drive 
Display bezel 
Display module 
Clutch cover 
Inverter 
LCD panel assembly 



Part Location 




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Procedure 

1. Note the placement of the foil strip that attaches to the camera bracket with an adhesive 
backing. 

2. Using a black stick, carefully peel up the foil strip. 




3. Position the replacement foil strip so that its round opening does not block any part of the 
round area for the microphone. 




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4. Lightly tap down on the foil so it adheres completely to the camera bracket.. 




5. Peel up the adhesive paper so that the foil remains on the camera bracket. 




6. Reassemble and test the computer. 



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Spacers at Camera Bracket 



Tools 

Soft cloth 

ESD wrist strap and mat 

Black stick (Apple part number 922-5065) or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flatblade 

tool 



Preliminary Steps 



Before you begin, remove 
Battery 
RAM door 
Memory cards 
Hard drive 

Top case with keyboard 
Optical drive 
Display bezel 
Display module 
Clutch cover 
Inverter 
LCD panel assembly 



Part Location 




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Procedure 

1. Note the placement of the four thin, clear strips that attach to the camera bracket with 
double-sided adhesive. 

2. Using a black stick, remove the four strips. 




Replacement Note: Position the replacement adhesive strips so that they extend slightly 
over the camera bracket but do not overlap the outer edge of the display rear housing. 




3. Install the replacement camera spacers, and reassemble and test the computer. 



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Camera Assembly 



Tools 

Soft cloth 

ESD wrist strap and mat 

Magnetic Phillips #0 screwdriver 

Black stick (Apple part number 922-5065) or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flatblade 

tool 

Preliminary Steps 

Before you begin, remove 
Battery 
RAM door 
Memory cards 
Hard drive 

Top case with keyboard 
Optical drive 
Display bezel 
Display module 
Clutch cover 
Inverter 

LCD panel assembly 
Spacers at camera bracket 



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Part Location 




Procedure 

1. With the LCD panel face-down on a clean, soft cloth, disconnect the USB camera cable (pul 
the connector straight down). 

2. Remove the two 2-mm long screws from the camera board. 



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3. Tilt up the camera board and use a black stick to gently pry up the microphone cable gasket 
from the panel frame. 




Replacement Note: Make sure the microphone gasket fits snug in the frame and that the 
microphone cable runs along the top of the camera frame before installing the screws. 




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4. Peel up the single strip of tape that holds the microphone cable in place at the camera 
bracket. 




Replacement Note: Be sure to install a replacement strip of tape to hold the microphone 
cable in place and keep the cable away from areas where it could be pinched when the 
panel is reinstalled. Make sure the tape wraps around to the front of the camera bracket. 





5. Hold the LCD panel assembly upright so you can access the two 3-mm long screws that 
secure the camera bracket to the top of the LCD panel. Remove the two screws. 




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6. Lift off the camera bracket from the locator pins on the bezel braces. Do not remove the 
camera board from the bracket. 




7. Install the replacement camera assembly, and reassemble and test the computer. 




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Replacement Note: The camera assembly includes: 
Camera bracket 
Camera board 
Camera in plastic case 

Flex cable from camera case to camera board 
Screws 

Replacement Note: Be sure to reinstall the microphone in the gasket before securing the 
2-mm long camera board screws. 




Replacement Note: When reinstalling the USB line, no copper contacts should be visible. 
Reinstall the cable if you can see copper contacts. 
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LVDS Cable with USB Line 



Tools 

Soft cloth 

ESD wrist strap and mat 

Black stick (Apple part number 922-5065) or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flatblade 

tool 

Permanent marking, felt-tip pen 

Preliminary Steps 

Before you begin, remove 
Battery 
RAM door 

Top case with keyboard 
Optical drive 
C-channel 
Display bezel 
Display module 
Clutch cover 
Inverter board 
Spacers at bezel scoops 
Bezel scoops 
LCD panel assembly 



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Part Location 




Procedure 

1. Note the placement of the strips of tape that secure the LVDS cable and the USB line to the 
LCD panel. 




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2. Because the protective sheath for the flex cables can be delicate, use light pressure to hold 
the cables in place as you carefully peel up the strips of tape just enough to free the cables. 




3. Disconnect the LVDS cable by pulling the connector straight down from the connector on 
the LCD panel. 





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4. Disconnect the USB line by using a black stick and your fingernail to slide the connector 
straight down from the camera board. 




Replacement Note: When reinstalling the USB line, no copper contacts should be visible. 
Reinstall the cable if you can see copper contacts. 
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5. Remove the LVDS cable from the panel, and unwrap the black tape that secures the cable to 
the microphone cable. 




Replacement Note: Whenever the microphone cable is to be separated from the LVDS cable, 
use a permanent marking pen to mark the microphone cable. Marking the cable where the 
strips of conductive tape overlap the microphone cable provides a guide for reassembly. 




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6. Install the replacement LVDS cable with USB line, and reassemble and test the computer. 




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Late 2006 Model Replacement Note: For the Late 2006 model, there are three possible 
panel manufacturers: AUO, Chi Mei, and Samsung. Refer to the following table when 
replacing the LVDS cable or LCD panel: 

If you are replacing just the LVDS cable but not the panel, be sure to check the LCD 

panel logo as shown in the table to order the appropriate LVDS cable (922-7889 or 922- 

7890). 

If you are replacing the LCD panel, be sure to also replace the LVDS cable and any 

conductive tape that comes bundled in the 661-4211 kit. (Do not order a separate LVDS 

cable.) 



LCD Panel Logo 


Display Part Number (a bundled 
kit that includes the LCD panel 
and LVDS cable) 


Compatible LVDS Cable 


AUO 

AJO 

AU Optronics 


661-4211 


922-7889 


Chi Mei 






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922-7889 




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Microphone Cable 



Tools 

Soft cloth 

ESD wrist strap and mat 

Magnetic Phillips #0 screwdriver 

Black stick (Apple part number 922-5065) or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flatblade 

tool 

Permanent marking, felt-tip pen 

Preliminary Steps 

Before you begin, remove 
Battery 
RAM door 

Top case with keyboard 
Optical drive 
C-channel 
Display bezel 
Display module 
Clutch cover 
Inverter board 
Spacers at bezel scoops 
Bezel scoops 
LCD panel assembly 



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Part Location 




Procedure 

1. Note the routing of the microphone cable as it runs along the right edge of the LCD panel. 




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2. Pull up the cable from the routing tabs. 




3. Peel up the single strip of tape that holds the microphone cable in place at the camera 
bracket. 




Replacement Note: Be sure to install a replacement strip of tape to hold the microphone 
cable in place and keep the cable away from areas where it could be pinched when the 
panel is reinstalled. Make sure the tape wraps around to the front of the camera bracket. 




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4. Remove the two 3-mm long screws from the camera board. 




5. Without straining the camera board cable, carefully tilt up the camera board to access the 
microphone that is fitted into the opening in the camera bracket. 




6. Use a black stick to pull up the microphone from the gasket. 




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Replacement Note: Install the microphone in the gasket and use a black stick to press it 
down so it is level with the edge of the gasket. 





7. Unwrap the black tape that secures the microphone cable with the LVDS cable. 




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8. Replacement Note: Whenever the microphone cable is to be separated from the LVDS cable, 
use a permanent marking pen to mark the microphone cable. Marking the cable where the 
strips of conductive tape overlap the microphone cable provides a guide for reassembly. 




9. Install the replacement microphone cable, and reassemble and test the computer. 




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Important: Where the microphone cable exits the display rear housing, the microphone 
cable must be pulled taught within the cable bundle exiting the display. If it's too loose or 
too tight, it could get pinched during display reassembly. 




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Inverter Board 



Tools 

Soft cloth 

ESD wrist strap and mat 

Black stick (Apple part number 922-5065) or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flatblade 

tool 



Preliminary Steps 



Before you begin, remove 
Battery 
RAM door 

Top case with keyboard 
Optical drive 
Display module 
Display bezel 
Clutch cover 



Part Location 




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Procedure 

Caution: During this procedure, do not press on the flat area of the board or on its components. 
Handle the board by the edges only. 

1. Using a black stick or your fingers, disconnect the inverter cable from the left end of the 
board. 




2. Disconnect the LCD panel cable from the right end of the board. 




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3. Holding the board by the ends, lift out the inverter board from the slot in the display rear 
housing. 




4. Install the replacement inverter board, and reassemble and test the computer. 




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Inverter Cable 



Tools 

Soft cloth 

ESD wrist strap and mat 

Black stick (Apple part number 922-5065) or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flatblade 

tool 



Preliminary Steps 



Before you begin, remove 
Battery 
RAM door 

Top case with keyboard 
Optical drive 
Display module 
Display bezel 
Clutch cover 



Part Location 




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Procedure 

1. With the display assembly resting on a clean, soft cloth, note the position of the inverter 
cable in relation to the left clutch barrel. 

2. Remove the tape from the left clutch barrel. 




3. Remove the 3-mm long ground screw, and disconnect the inverter cable from the left end of 
the inverter board. 




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4. Remove the inverter cable from the display assembly. 




5. Replace the inverter cable, and reassemble and test the computer 

Replacement Note: Apply the tape where shown to secure the inverter cable to the left 
hinge. 




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Display Hinges, Left and Right 



Tools 

Soft cloth 

Magnetic Phillips #0 screwdriver 

Black stick (Apple part number 922-5065) or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flatblade 

tool 



Preliminary Steps 



Before you begin, remove 
Battery 
RAM door 

Top case with keyboard 
Optical drive 
Display module 
Display bezel 
Clutch cover 
Spacers at bezel scoops 
Bezel scoops 
Inverter board 
LCD panel assembly 



Part Location 




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Procedure 

1. With the display housing on a soft cloth, remove the three identical 4-mm long screws along 
the lower "arm" of each hinge. 




2. Use a black stick to carefully pry up each hinge from the double-sided tape holding it to the 
display rear housing. 




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Replacement Note: When installing new hinges, peel off the adhesive backing and align the 
hinges over the screw standoffs in the display rear housing. 

3. Install the replacement display hinges, and reassemble and test the computer. 




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Bezel Brace, Left 



The L-shaped bezel brace attaches to the left side of the LCD panel and includes integral tabs for 
the AirPort antenna cable routing. 

Tools 

With the preliminary steps completed, no tools are required for this procedure. 

Preliminary Steps 

Before you begin, remove 
Battery 
RAM door 

Top case with keyboard 
Optical drive 
Display module 
Display bezel 
Clutch cover 
Spacers at bezel scoops 
Bezel scoops 
Inverter board 
LCD panel assembly 
Antenna receptors and cables, top and left 



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Part Location 




Procedure 

1. With the wireless antenna receptors removed, the left bezel brace is loose from the LCD 
panel assembly. 

2. Follow the replacement instructions in "Antenna Receptors and Cables" to attach the cables 
before installing the replacement left bezel brace. Then reassemble and test the computer. 



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Bezel Brace, Right 



The L-shaped bezel brace attaches to the right side of the LCD panel and includes integral tabs 
for the microphone cable routing. 

Tools 

Soft cloth 

ESD wrist strap and mat 

Magnetic Phillips #0 screwdriver 

Black stick (Apple probe tool, part number 922-5065) or other nonconductive nylon or plastic 

flatblade tool 

Access card (Apple part number 922-7172) 

Preliminary Steps 

Before you begin, remove 
Battery 
RAM door 

Top case with keyboard 
Optical drive 
Display module 
Display bezel 
Clutch cover 
Spacers at bezel scoops 
Bezel scoops 
Inverter board 
LCD panel assembly 
Antenna receptor and cable, right (Late 2006 model only) 



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Part Location 




Procedure 

Caution: Do not press on the LCD panel during this procedure. 

1. Note how the microphone cable is routed through the tabs on the right bezel brace. 




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2. Without straining the microphone cable, use a black stick to loosen it from the tabs. 

3. Remove the three identical 3-mm long screws (these can be identified by the small screw 
head) from the right side of the LCD panel. 




3 mm 



3 mm 



4. Remove the 3-mm long camera bracket screw. 




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5. Without straining the USB flex cable, tilt up the camera bracket and remove the right bezel 
brace from the LCD panel assembly. 




6. Install the replacement right bezel brace, and reassemble and test the computer. 




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Sleep Magnet 



Tools 

Soft cloth 

Black stick (Apple probe tool, part number 922-5065) or other nonconductive nylon or plastic 

flatblade tool 

Jeweler's flatblade screwdriver 

Preliminary Steps 

Before you begin, remove 
Battery 
RAM door 

Top case with keyboard 
Optical drive 
Display module 
Display bezel 
Clutch cover 
Spacers at bezel scoops 
Bezel scoops 
Inverter board 
LCD panel assembly 



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Part Location 




Procedure 

1. With the display rear housing on a soft cloth, note the position of the sleep magnet recessed 
in the left side of the housing. 

2. Using a black stick or a jeweler's flatblade screwdriver, insert the tip of the black stick or 
screwdriver in the tiny opening under the magnet, and pry up the sleep magnet from the 
left side of the display rear housing. 




Replacement Note: Notice the beveled shape of the magnet. Position the magnet in the 
display rear housing so that the wider base of the magnet sits in the opening. Make sure the 
magnet is securely in place before reassembling the display module. 



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3. Install the replacement sleep magnet, and reassemble and test the computer. 




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Display Magnet Pairs 



Tools 

Soft cloth 

Black stick (Apple probe tool, part number 922-5065) or other nonconductive nylon or plastic 

flatblade tool 

Jeweler's flatblade screwdriver 

Preliminary Steps 

Before you begin, remove 
Battery 
RAM door 

Top case with keyboard 
Optical drive 
Display module 
Display bezel 
Clutch cover 
Spacers at bezel scoops 
Bezel scoops 
Inverter board 
LCD panel assembly 



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Part Location 




Procedure 

1. With the display rear housing on a soft cloth, note the position of the magnet pairs recessed 
in the top corners of the display rear housing. 

2. If the magnet pairs are tight in the slots, use a black stick or a jeweler's flatblade screwdriver 
to remove the magnet pairs from the display rear housing. 




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3. Install the replacement display magnet pairs, and reassemble and test the computer. 

Replacement Note: Make sure a metal shunt is attached and correctly aligned to the base of 
each magnet pair. The magnet pairs are interchangeable between the left and right side of 
the display rear housing. 



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Slide the replacement magnet pairs into the top recessed areas of the display rear housing. 

Replacement Note: In addition to the magnet pairs, check that the sleep magnet is also 
installed in the rear housing, left side. 




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Replacement Note: When installing the LCD panel assembly, the magnets may be drawn to 
the metal frame and become loose. Make sure they are fitted back in the rear housing before 
tightening any screws on the LCD panel assembly. 




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Display Rear Housing 



Tools 

Soft cloth 



Preliminary Steps 



Before you begin, remove 
Battery 
RAM door 

Top case with keyboard 
Optical drive 
Display module 
Display bezel 
Clutch cover 
Spacers at bezel scoops 
Bezel scoops 
Inverter board 
LCD panel assembly 
Display magnet pairs, left and right 
Display hinges, left and right 
Sleep magnet 
Display magnet pairs, left and right 



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Part Location 




Procedure 

1. When all of the parts listed in the preliminary steps are removed, the remaining part is the 
display rear housing. 




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Replacement Note: When reassembling the LCD panel assembly in the display rear housing, 
make sure the magnet pairs and sleep magnet are secured in place. 

Reassemble and test the computer. 

Replacement Note: The display rear housing comes with the pre-installed Apple logo, 
sponge pads, and corner brackets in the upper left and right corners. 



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Service Source 




Additional Procedures 



MacBook (13-inch) 



1 2006 Apple Computer, Inc. All rights reserved. 




General Information 



Notes on Replacing Keycaps 

When a key on the keyboard need replacement, you can avoid the cost of replacing a whole top 
case by just replacing a keycap. The method for replacing keys depends on the type of keyboard 
and the manufacturer. This chapter provides guidance on identifying and replacing keys on the 
Darfon and Mitsumi top cases. 

If your service site can store a few discarded top cases, the keys may be salvaged for use when 
replacing keys. 



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Replacing Darfon Keycaps 



Tools 

ESD wrist strap and mat 

Black stick (Apple part number 922-5065) or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flatblade 

tool 

Fine-point tweezers 

Needlenose pliers 

Preliminary Steps 

Before you begin, remove the battery. 

Part Location 






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The keycaps are secured to the top case keyboard with a scissor mechanism. This mechanism 
operates the same for all keys although its design differs depending on the shape of the key. 
For instance, square keys (i.e., letters A-Z, numbers, punctuation) employ an identical scissor 
mechanism, whereas larger, rectangular keys (i.e., Shift, Delete, Return, Space bar) use slightly 
different scissor mechanisms and employ one or two metal stabilizer bars. 



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Removing and Replacing a Square Key 

1. If a key needs to be removed (for example, if a key is sticking when pressed), always pry it up 
from the left side— either the upper or lower left corner. 




2. Because adhesive is used under the top case, closely inspect the case for any adhesive that 
may have built up under the keycap. Lift away any built-up adhesive using a black stick or fine- 
point tweezers. 




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3. Test the operation of the scissor mechanism by using a black stick to carefully raise and lower 
the mechanism. 




• If it is installed correctly, the scissor should move smoothly. 

• If it is loose, remove it and compare the two parts of the scissor mechanism to the image below. 
■The inner piece should pivot smoothly within the outer piece. 

■ When closed, its profile should be fully flat. 
■The slider bar and all four pins should be intact. 




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4. Check the underside of the keycap for two clips on one side and two hooks on the other side. 

• If any of the hooks or clips are bent, broken, or missing, replace the keycap. 

• If the hooks and clips are intact, re-use the keycap. 




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5. Check the rubber dome and raised metal areas inside the keycap opening on the top case. 

•When the rubber dome is pressed and released, it should spring back upright. If the rubber 
dome is off center or damaged, replace the top case. 

• If the metal hook that holds the slider bar of the scissor mechanism is bent, try to bend it back 
to a uniform 90-degree angle. If it is bent or broken beyond repair, replace the top case. 

• If the two metal ears are bent, use needlenose pliers to straighten them. If either or both are 
broken beyond repair, replace the top case. 




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6. With the scissor mechanism open, install the slider bar under the metal hook of the top case. 




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7. Allow the scissor mechanism to fold flat and hold the slider bar in place while using a black 
stick to insert the scissor pins— one at a time— into the top case ears. 




8. With the scissor pins inserted, use a black stick to raise and lower the scissor mechanism to 
make sure it moves freely. 




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9. Moving from left to right, slide the right end of the keycap into the keycap well so that the 
hooks inside the right side of the keycap latch onto the pins on the right side of the scissor 
mechanism. 




10. Press down on the left side of the key until the keycap snaps into place. 




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11. Check the key from all angles to make sure it is uniformly flat. Press and release the key 
repeatedly to verify that it springs back each time. 



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Reassembling the Scissor Mechanism 

If the two pieces of a scissor mechanism come apart, 

• Check that the pieces are not damaged. The image below shows the separate scissor pieces and 
the fully assembled scissor mechanism. 

• Flex the outer piece to install the pins of the inner piece in the slots. The intact scissor 
mechanism should swivel smoothly and fold flat. 




Removing and Replacing the Space Bar 

1. If a rectangular-shaped key needs to be removed (for example, if a key is sticking when 
pressed), always pry it up from the left side— either the upper or lower left corner. 




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2. Because adhesive is used under the top case, closely inspect the case for any adhesive that 
may have built up under the keycap. Lift away any built-up adhesive using fine-point tweezers. 




3. Test the operation of the scissor mechanism by using a black stick to carefully raise and lower 
the mechanism. 




• If it is installed correctly, the scissor should move smoothly. 

• If it is loose, remove it and compare the two parts of the scissor mechanism to the image below. 
■The inner piece should pivot smoothly within the outer piece. 



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■ When closed, its profile should be fully flat. 
■The slider bar and all four pins should be intact. 




4. Inspect the rows of clips on the underside of the keycap. 

• If any of the clips are bent, broken, or missing, replace the keycap. 

• If the clips are intact, re-use the keycap. 



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5. Check the rubber dome and raised metal areas inside the keycap opening on the top case. 

•When the rubber dome is pressed and released, it should spring back upright. If the rubber 
dome is off center or damaged, replace the top case. 

• If the metal hook that holds the slider bar of the scissor mechanism is bent, try to bend it back 
to a uniform 90-degree angle. If it is bent or broken beyond repair, replace the top case. 

• If the two metal ears are bent, use needlenose pliers to straighten them. If either or both are 
broken beyond repair, replace the top case. 

• If a metal stabilizer bar is bent, try to straighten it. 




6. With the scissor mechanism open, install the slider bar under the metal hook of the top case. 




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7. Allow the scissor mechanism to fold flat and hold the slider bar in place while using a black 
stick to insert the scissor pins— one at a time— into the top case ears. 




8. With the scissor pins inserted, use a black stick to raise and lower the scissor mechanism to 
make sure it moves freely. 




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9. Check the keycap well area on the top case. If the bottom stabilizer bar is pushed up, move it 
down as far as it will go. 



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10. Determine which is the top of the Space bar keycap by checking the clips on the inner plane. 
The top of the keycap has the row of clips that extend closest to the sides of the keycap. These 
top clips most closely match the longest stabilizer bar at the top of the keycap well. 



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11. Align the bottom row of clips inside the bottom edge of the keycap with the bottom stabilizer 
bar. 

12. Press and slide your finger along the bottom of the Space bar over the bottom stabilizer bar 
until you hear the clips click into place. (The keycap is tilted up at this stage.) 




13. Press along the top of the Space bar to secure it to the top stabilizer bar. (Listen for the keycap 
clicking into place.) 




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14. Press the length of the Space bar to ensure all clips are secure. 




15. Check the key from all angles to make sure it is uniformly flat. Press and release one corner of 
the key. If the key is installed correctly, the opposite corner should respond at the same level (not 
tilted higher or lower). 




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Replacing Mitsumi Keycaps 



Tools 

ESD wrist strap and mat 

Black stick (Apple part number 922-5065) or other nonconductive nylon or plastic flatblade 

tool 

Fine-point tweezers 

Needlenose pliers 

Preliminary Steps 

Before you begin, remove the battery. 



Part Location 

The Mitsumi keyboard comes in three versions: ANSI, ISO, and JIS. Refer to the following keyboard 
layouts to help identify them. 

ANSI Keyboard Layout: 



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Procedure 

Like the Darfon keyboard, the Mitsumi keyboard is integrated in the top case and cannot be 
removed from the top case. The Mitsumi keyboard comes in three versions: ANSI, ISO, and JIS. The 
square keycaps for all three versions use the same dual-hinge mechanism inside the keycap well 
with one stabilizer bar inside the keycap. 

For the Space bar replacement, the ANSI and ISO Space bar keycaps look the same: two single- 
hinge mechanisms and two stabilizer bars in the keycap well. The JIS Space bar keycap, by 
contrast, has two dual-hinge mechanisms and two stabilizer bars. 

Once you are experienced replacing square keycaps and the Space bar, you can easily replace 
other size keys because of their shared traits. For example, the ANSI Return keycap has a dual- 



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hinge mechanism and one stabilizer bar; whereas the ISO and JIS Return keycap has no hinge 
mechanism and three stabilizer bars. 

Important Tips: 

Before installing a new keycap, make sure 

The clips on the underside of the keycap are not broken or bent. 

The hinge mechanism operates smoothly. 

The stabilizer bar is fully snapped into place 

The hinge mechanism is closed and slid farthest from the rubber dome before lowering the 

keycap over the keyboard well. 

Removing and Replacing a Square Key 

1. If a key needs to be removed (for example, if a key is sticking when pressed), pry it up from the 
top. 




2. Because adhesive is used under the top case, closely inspect the case for any adhesive that 
may have built up under the keycap. Lift away any built-up adhesive using fine-point tweezers. 



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3. Note the stabilizer bar and clips on the underside of the keycap, and check that the dual-hinge 
mechanism lays flat. 




4. Test the operation of the dual-hinge mechanism by using a black stick to carefully raise and 
lower the mechanism. 

If it is installed correctly, the hinged pieces should move smoothly. 

If it is damaged or loose, refer to the section "Reassembling the Hinge Mechanism." 




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5. Check that the stabilizer bar can pivot easily within the hooked ends of the keycap. 

If any of the hooks or clips are bent, broken, or missing, replace the keycap. 
If the hooks and clips are intact, re-use the keycap. 

6. Check the rubber dome inside the keycap opening on the top case. 

When the rubber dome is pressed and released, it should spring back upright. 
If the rubber dome is off center or damaged, replace the top case. 




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7. With the stabilizer bar open, press the two ends of the slider bar into the slots in the keycap 
well so they snap into place. 




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8. Allow the dual-hinge mechanism to fold flat, and use a black stick to make sure the hinged 
pieces are pushed farthest away from the rubber dome (this is a tiny movement). 




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9. Carefully lower the keycap onto the top case, and press down on the center of the key until the 
keycap snaps into place. 




10. Check the key from all angles to make sure it is uniformly flat. Press and release the key 
repeatedly to verify that it springs back each time. 



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Reassembling the Hinge Mechanism 

This procedure shows images from a JIS keyboard; however, the steps for replacing the hinge 
mechanism are the same for any versions of the Mitsumi keycaps. 

1.lf a hinge piece becomes loose from the top case, check that the hinge piece is not damaged. 




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2. Check both sides of the hinge piece. Note that the top plane of the hinge piece has two barely 
visible recessed circles, and the end pins fit into the hooked slots on the anchored plane inside 
the keycap well. 




3. With the hinge piece held vertically, position it into the hooked area (1), and slide it forward (2) 
so it becomes anchored in place and can fold down fully flat. 




Replacement Note: If the hinge piece is upside-down, it will not lay fully flat. 



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Removing and Replacing an ANSI or ISO Space Bar 

1. If a Space bar needs to be removed (for example, if it is sticking when pressed), pry it up from 
the top edge first. 




2. With the top edge loosened, pry up the Space bar from the lower edge. Use a black stick, if 
necessary, to tilt up the key. 




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3. Because adhesive is used under the top case, closely inspect the case for any adhesive that may 
have built up under the keycap. Lift away any built-up adhesive using fine-point tweezers. 

4. Check that the longest stabilizer bar can pivot easily within the four hooks of the keycap. 

If any of the hooks or clips are bent, broken, or missing, replace the keycap. 
If the hooks and clips are intact, re-use the keycap. 

5. Check the rubber dome inside the keycap well on the top case. 

When the rubber dome is pressed and released, it should spring back upright. 
If the rubber dome is off center or damaged, replace the top case. 




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6. With the stabilizer bar open, make sure the two ends of the slider bar are secured into the slots 
in the keycap well. 

7. Make sure the single-hinge mechanism on both ends of the keyboard well is fully flat and 
pressed as far as it will go away from the rubber dome. Then lower the keycap so that the three 
clips align with the smaller stabilizer bar. 




8. Lower the key down. 



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10. Check the Space bar key from all angles to make sure it is uniformly flat. Press and release one 
corner of the key. If it is installed correctly, the opposite corner should move at the same level. 



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Removing and Replacing a JIS Space Bar 

1. If a Space bar needs to be removed (for example, if it is sticking when pressed), pry it up from 
the top edge first. 




2. With the top edge loosened, pry up the Space bar from the lower edge. Use a black stick, if 
necessary, to tilt up the key. 




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3. Because adhesive is used under the top case, closely inspect the case for any adhesive that may 
have built up under the keycap. Lift away any built-up adhesive using fine-point tweezers. 

4. Check that the longest stabilizer bar can pivot easily within the three hooks of the keycap. 

If any of the hooks or clips are bent, broken, or missing, replace the keycap. 
If the hooks and clips are intact, re-use the keycap. 

5. Check the rubber dome inside the keycap well on the top case. 

When the rubber dome is pressed and released, it should spring back upright. 
If the rubber dome is off center or damaged, replace the top case. 



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6. With the stabilizer bar open, make sure the two ends of the slider bar are secured into the slots 
in the keycap well. 




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7. Make sure the dual-hinge mechanism on both ends of the keyboard well is fully flat and 
pressed as far apart they will go. Then lower the keycap so that the clips align with the smaller 
stabilizer bar and the center of the hinge mechanism. 




8. Lower the key down. 






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10. Check the Space bar key from all angles to make sure it is uniformly flat. Press and release one 
corner of the key. If it is installed correctly, the opposite corner should move at the same level. 



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Service Source 




Troubleshooting 



MacBook (13-inch) 



1 2006 Apple Computer, Inc. All rights reserved. 




General Information 



The kinds of problems you might see when troubleshooting this computer include: 
Unit Unusually Hot 
Disc Will Not Eject 

Microsoft Office Applications Will Not Open 
Windows XP Will Not Install Correctly 
Computer Will Not Start, LED Blinks 
Optical Drive Does Not Work 
Keycap Damaged 
Power Issues, Power Adapter Dead, No Power 

In the next section we will discuss the individual troubleshooting steps as they apply to this 
product. As a reminder, the troubleshooting steps are: 

1. Gather information 

2. Verify the problem 

3. Try quick fixes 

4. Run diagnostics 

5. Try systematic fault isolation 

6. Research 

7. Escalate 

8. Repair or replace 

9. Verify the repair 

10. Inform the user 

11. Complete administrative tasks 

Note: If you are not familiar with the Apple General Troubleshooting Flowchart , see the self- 
paced course General Troubleshooting Theory . 



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Troubleshooting Steps 



You perform the first few steps of troubleshooting regardless of whether there is a repairable 
problem or damage. 




_ Gather Information 

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information to gather, or any of the other steps, see General Troubleshooting Theory .] 




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Verify the Problem 



Of oblcW ■ Verify that the symptom exists as the customer reports it. 

jTry Quick Fixes 

| f r y ^li|C|( riXtJ (Special quick fixes that apply to this computer include: 

Familiarize yourself with normal operating temperature (see Knowledge Base document 

30612 ) 

Use firm pressure to seat memory (see Knowledge Base document 303721 ) 

Reset the power manager (See Knowledge Base document 303319 ). 

For more details, see the Symptom Charts section. 





Run Diagnostics 

The following diagnostic tools are available for this product: 
Apple Hardware Test 
Apple Service Diagnostic 

See Knowledge Base document 112125 , "Service Diagnostic Matrix" to download the appropriate 
disc image. 



Try Systematic Fault Isolation 

[System Fawr 

Isolation JThere are no special systematic fault isolation techniques for this product. 




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i Research 




Repair] 



Research 

If you have not located the trouble following the steps thus far, try researching the symptoms. 
Research resources include: 

Symptom Charts section of this manual 

• GSX 
gsx.apple.com 

Enter serial number and click Coverage Check 

Service Source 

service.info.apple.com 

Check Quick Links and/or Technical Resources 

Check options under appropriate Product Service pop-up menu 

Product support page 

service.info.apple.com 

Choose MacBook Support Page from the appropriate Product Service pop-up menu 

Knowledge Base 

search.info.apple.com 

keyword kmb 

Self-paced service training 

service.info.apple.com 

Choose Service Training from the Product Service pop-up menu 

Escalate 

Follow the practices and policies of your business or agency. 

Repair or Replace 

Once you locate the trouble you will most likely need to repair the unit, or mail it in to an 
AppleCare Repair Center, depending on the service strategy in your region. Be sure to include 
the CompTIA code, the troubleshooting steps you performed, and the results in the Service 
Instructions section of GCRM and/or GSX. 

If the symptoms point to a component on the logic board, use the block diagram at the end of 
this chapter to help determine whether you need to replace the entire logic board. 

Also be aware of the following parts that customers may replace themselves (known as Do-lt- 
Yourself parts): 

Hard drive 

AC adapter 

• RAM 
Battery 



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Note: For the current list of Do-It- Yourself parts, see the product support website. 



. Verify the Repair 

R^bafc MTo verify the repair: 

1. Try to recreate the original symptoms. You should not be able to. (If you can, return to the 
beginning of the troubleshooting flowchart.) 

2. Perform the preventive maintenance tasks for this product. 
For this computer this includes only cleaning the display and case. 



Jlnform the User 
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|i.au Blnclude in the case notes all that you have done. The customer may like a copy of any diagnostic 
i reports. 

Important: For any unit you send on to a repair center, include the CompTIA code, symptoms, 
steps to reproduce, and troubleshooting steps you have completed thus far in the Service 
Instructions section of GCRM and/or GSX. (Service Instructions are also known as FAI notes.) 

Complete Administrative Tasks 

There are no particular administrative tasks for this product, other than those required by the 
internal policies of your business or agency. 




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Symptom Charts 



When to Use the Symptom Charts 

Before turning to the symptom charts, you should have completed the following steps on the 
Apple General Troubleshooting Flowchart: 

1. Gather information 

2. Verify the problem 

3. Try quick fixes 

You consult the symptom charts as part of the Research troubleshooting step (and sometimes as 
part of the Try Quick Fixes step). 

How to Use the Symptom Charts 

The Symptom Charts included in this chapter will help you diagnose specific symptoms related 
to the product. Cures are listed on the charts in the order of most likely solution: try the cures in 
the order presented. Verify whether or not the product continues to exhibit the symptom. If the 
symptom persists, try the next cure. 

Note: If a step instructs you to replace a module, reinstall the original module before you 
proceed to the next step. 

AirPort Extreme Card not recognized 

1. Use Software Update in Mac OS X system preferences or see the Apple Software Updates 
web page to make sure the latest version of AirPort software is installed. 

2. Check Network pane in System Preferences to verify AirPort port is selected. 

3. Reseat AirPort Extreme Card and make sure AirPort antenna cables are fully connected. 

4. Remove and reinstall the AirPort software. 

5. Replace with known-good AirPort Extreme Card. 

6. Replace logic board. 

Poor AirPort reception 

Refer to Knowledge Base article 88258 "PowerBook G4: How to Optimize AirPort reception" 

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1. Reseat AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth antenna cables on cards. 

2. Check AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth antenna cables for damage. 

3. Replace with known-good AirPort Extreme Card or Bluetooth card. 

4. Replace AirPort Extreme or Bluetooth antenna cables. 

Unit unusually hot 

This computer runs hotter than previous models. However, the normal operating temperature 
is well within national and international safety standards. Nevertheless, customers may be 
concerned about the generated heat. To prevent an unneeded repair, you can compare a 
customer's computer to a running model, if available, at your repair site. 

1. Verify that the customer uses the computer while it is placed on a flat, hard surface. 

2. Verify that the computer is hotter than expected for normal operation. If possible, compare 
how hot the computer case feels with how hot the case of a running display model feels. 

3. Is the computer running hotter than normal? 
Yes: Proceed to the next step. 

No: The unit is operating normally. Proceed to the Inform Customer step on the flowchart. 
When speaking with the customer, direct him or her to Knowledge Base article 30612 . 

4. Check the processor speed. 

5. Is the processor speed running at the setting the customer set? 
Yes: Continue with the next step. 

No: The computer could be overheating. The operating system will automatically reduce the 
processor speed if the computer starts to get too hot. Continue with the next step. 

6. Check for a failed fan. 

7. Can you hear the fan running? 
Yes: Continue with the next step. 

No: This computer has only one fan. If the unit feels too hot and you do not hear a fan 
running or cannot feel the air venting over the top of the keyboard, the fan may have failed. 
Proceed to the Take Apart procedure for replacing the fan. 

8. Check for misplaced thermal grease. 

Each processor chip should have .01 to .12 cc (one-third of a single syringe) of grease on it. 
It should look completely covered. See the Heatsink section of the Take Apart chapter for 
complete details. 

9. Is the thermal grease applied in the right places and in the right amount, according to the 
service manual? 

Yes: You have eliminated all the immediately known potential causes of an unusually hot 
unit. Proceed to the Systematic Fault Isolation step of the troubleshooting flowchart. 
No: Apply the thermal grease correctly, according to the instructions in the service manual 
then proceed to the Verify Repair step of the troubleshooting flowchart. 



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For more information on the operating temperature of Apple portable computers, see 
Knowledge Base article 30612, "Apple Notebooks: Operating Temperature" You may also want to 
point out this article to the customer. 

Fan fails 

1. Check fan cable connection, and check cable for damage. 

2. Check fan for loose parts stuck in fan blades. 

3. Replace fan. 

4. Replace logic board. 

Disc will not eject 

The optical drive on this computer has narrow tolerances for the recommended optical media. 
If the drive does not accept discs, the wrong kind of disc could be inserted. Advise customer to 
use discs no thicker than 1.5 mm. See Knowledge Base article 88275 , "MacBook Pro, MacBook, 
PowerBook G4, iBook G4: Troubleshooting the slot load disc drive" 

1. Verify disc is not in use by quitting any applications that may be using the disc. 

2. Press and hold Media Eject key at top right corner of keyboard. If that does not work, hold 
down Function (fn) key and Media Eject key. 

3. Drag disc icon to trash or select it and press Command-E. 

4. Choose Restart from Apple menu while holding down trackpad button. 

5. Replace the optical drive. 

Related Knowledge Base article: 106752: Macintosh: How to Eject a Disc When Other Options 
Do Not Work 



Memory not recognized; beeping tones 

You may need to use increased firm pressure when installing memory. If you or the customer do 
not fully seat the memory the computer will not start up, or System Profiler may not recognize 
the memory. See Knowledge Base article 303721 "MacBook (13-inch): How to install memory" 



Computer will not start; LED blinks or remains on 

1. You may need to use increased firm pressure when reseating memory. Try ejecting the 
memory and reseating it. 

2. Try known-good memory. 

If you or the customer do not fully seat the memory, the computer will not start up. See 
Knowledge Base articles 303083 , "Intel-based Mac Power On Self Test RAM error codes" and 
303721 , "MacBook (13-inch): How to install memory" 



MacBook (13-inch) Troubleshooting — Symptom Charts 314 



Battery won't charge 

1. Remove any connected peripherals. 

2. Try known-good power outlet. 

3. Try known-good power adapter and power cord. 

Note: Verify that power adapter connector glows amber or green. If the power adapter light 
is green, turn over the computer and press the battery button. The battery lights should 
glow green and stay on if the power adapter is operating correctly. 

4. Try known-good battery. 

5. Reset the power manager by pressing the key combination Control-Option-Shift-power. 
Warning: Make sure you do not hold down the "fn" key when resetting the power manager. 
Warning: Resetting the power manager means you will also need to reset the date and time 
(using the Date &Time control panel). 

6. Try known-good DC-in board and cable assembly. 

7. Replace battery connector with sleep switch. 

8. Replace logic board. 

Optical drive does not work 

There are four clips at the optical drive bezel that can come loose during disassembly or 
reassembly. If any come loose, they could cause the optical drive to fail to function. 

If, after trying other less invasive quick fixes, the optical drive still does not function, remove the 
top case and check that the four clips at the optical drive bezel (shown below) are in place. See 
Top Case in the Take Apart chapter. 




MacBook (13-inch) Troubleshooting — Symptom Charts 315 



Optical drive does not accept CD or DVD disc (mechanical 
failure) 

1. Verify disc is not warped. 

2. Verify drive slot has no foreign object in channel. 

3. Verify disc is properly seated in the carrier. 

4. Replace optical drive. 

See Knowledge Base article 88288 "Apple Portables: Tips for inserting discs into the disc 
drive." 

Disc icon does not show up on desktop, or a dialog box appears to 
initialize disc 

1. Verify the correct type of disc is being used. 

2. Try cleaning the disc. It may not mount if dirty or scratched. 

3. Verify media is positioned correctly: data side down. 

4. Try a different disc. 

5. Listen to verify that the disc spins. 

6. Reseat optical drive cable. 

7. Verify the logic board connection by trying a known-good optical drive and disc. 

8. Replace optical drive cable. 

9. Replace optical drive. 

Combo drive does not write at maximum speed 

Refer to Knowledge Base article 86186: "PowerBook G4, iBook: Combo Drive Does Not Write CD-R 
Media at Maximum Speed" 

Keycap damaged or sticking 

If a keycap is damaged, you may be able to replace just a keycap rather than the entire top case. 
Refer to the Additional Procedures chapter to identify the keyboard on the top case and verify 
whether or not to replace a keycap. 



Power issues, power adapter dead, no power 

1. Check for damaged pins or magnetic debris on MagSafe power adapter. If pins are okay, 
reseat power adapter connector and make sure it is fully inserted. Refer to Knowledge Base 
articles 303566 "MacBook Pro: Troubleshooting MagSafe power adapters with stuck pins"and 
302461 "Troubleshooting iBook, PowerBook G4, and MacBook Pro power adapters" 



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2. Remove any connected peripherals. 

3. Try known-good power outlet. 

4. Remove battery, and remove AC power. 

5. Press Caps Lock key to see if light on key comes on. If it does, hold power button down for 
six seconds to shut down the computer and restart. 

6. Reset PRAM (Press the power button, then hold down the Option-Command-P-R keys until 
you hear the startup chime at least one additional time after the initial startup chime). 

7. Reset the power manager. See Knowledge Base article 303319, "Resetting MacBook Pro 
Power Management Unit (PMU)" 

Warning: Make sure you do not hold down the "fn" key when resetting the power manager. 
Resetting the power manager means you will also need to reset the date and time (using the 
Date &Time pane of System Preferences). 

8. Test each RAM slot individually with known-good RAM. (The computer should still start with 
only one known-good DIMM.) 

9. Remove AirPort Extreme Card. 

10. If computer starts on battery power only, try replacing MagSafe board with a known-good 
MagSafe DC-in board. 

1 1 . Verify cable connections and check cables for damage. 

12. Verify power button is connected properly to logic board, if power button is not functioning 
correctly or damaged, replace the top case. 

13. Replace logic board. 

Computer shuts down intermittently 

Apple has released SMC version 1.1 for the MacBook, which improves the computer's 
internal monitoring system and addresses issues with unexpected shutdowns. This update is 
recommended for all MacBook systems, including those that received warranty repair. Effective 
immediately, when repairing MacBook computers with an intermittent shutdown failure, follow 
the procedure outlined below. 

1. Make sure the operating system has been updated to Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later and that SMC 
version 1.1 (or later) has been installed. If so, go to the next step. 

2. Remove all third-party internal and external devices from the computer and test again. If the 
issue still occurs, go to the next step. 

3. Reseat the computer's system memory and test again. If the issue still occurs, go to the next 
step. 

4. Make sure you are testing from a known-good power adapter and a known-good battery 
that is fully charged. 

5. If the intermittent shutdown symptom persists after completing the steps above AND the 



MacBook (13-inch) Troubleshooting — Symptom Charts 317 



black or white MacBook is within the serial number range xx617xxxxxx - xx635xxxxxx, Apple 
will replace the heatsink under warranty. 

Important: Do not disclose serial number ranges to customers. Order the following part for 

all MacBook computers exhibiting this behavior: 

076-1243 Heatsink Kit, with Sponge, 1.0 mm Conn 

Note: The kit includes the heatsink, heatpipe sponge, and connector pressure-foam pad. 

More details about the MacBook intermittent shutdown issue is available in Knowledge Base 
article 304308 "MacBook: Shuts down intermittently" 

Trackpad works intermittently 

The trackpad operation can be affected by hand lotion, humidity, dangling jewelry, and the use of 
more than one finger on the trackpad. 

1. Check for environmental factors such as humidity, hand lotion, or jewelry. 

2. Clean the trackpad with a clean, dry lint-free cloth. 

For more information, see Knowledge Base articles: 17228 :"Portables: Jumpy or Erratic Trackpad 
Operation"; 58389 :"PowerBook and iBook: Trackpad Does Not Respond" 

USB port is not recognizing known devices 

1. Completely shut down, then press the power button to start the computer. 

2. Use Software Update in Mac OS X system preferences to verify that the latest software is 
installed. 

3. Use Apple System Profiler to verify that the computer is recognizing the bus. 

4. Test USB port with an Apple keyboard or mouse. 

5. Verify USB port provides power to USB device. 

6. Verify that drivers are installed properly for third party, if needed. 

7. Try other port if available. 

8. Try a different cable. 

9. Try known-good device. 

10. Check that device's LED indicates that it is getting power. 

11. Replace logic board. 



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Display Issue: When displaying a single color over the screen area, 
the LCD panel shows one or more pixels that are not properly lit 

To determine whether or not the display has an acceptable number of pixel anomalies, follow the 
steps below: 

1. Set the display image to one of the following colors: all-white display, all-red display, all-green 
display, or all-blue display. Knowledge Base article 112125 : "Service Diagnostics Matrix" has 
the LCD Tester Diagnostic Utility that will generate these patterns on the screen. 

2. Using a jeweler's loupe, pocket microscope, or other magnifying device, identify and count 
each pixel anomaly: 

• Bright subpixel anomaly = subpixel that is always on 

• Dark subpixel anomaly = subpixel that is always off 

3. The number of acceptable pixel anomalies for this computer is: 
Acceptable Number of Subpixel Anomalies 



Bright 


Up to 3 


Dark 


Up to 5 


Combination 


Up to 7 



4. If the number of subpixel anomalies exceeds the acceptable number listed in the above 
chart, replace the LCD panel. 

Replace the LCD Panel if... 



Bright 


4 or more 


Dark 


6 or more 


Combination 


8 or more 



5. If the number of subpixel anomalies is acceptable, explain to the customer that the pixel 
anomalies are within specifications, and no repair is necessary. 

Important: Do not release the specifications to customers. Instead, inform them that a certain 
number of subpixel anomalies are considered acceptable, and these factors apply to all 
manufacturers using LCD technology— not just Apple products. 

When speaking with customers, please use the following explanation: 

Active-matrix LCD technology uses rows and columns of addressable locations (pixels) that 
render text and images on screen. Each pixel location has three separate subpixels (red, green, 
and blue) that allow the image to be rendered in full color. Each subpixel has a corresponding 
transistor responsible for turning the subpixel on or off. 

There are typically millions of these subpixels on an LCD display. For example, the LCD panel used 
in the Apple Cinema HD display is made up of 2.3 million pixels and 6.9 million red, green, and 
blue subpixels. Occasionally, a transistor does not work perfectly, which may result in the affected 
subpixel being turned on (bright) or turned off (dark). With the millions of subpixels on a display, 

MacBook (13-inch) Troubleshooting — Symptom Charts 319 



it is quite possible to have a low number of faulty transistors on an LCD. Therefore, a certain 
number of subpixel anomalies are considered acceptable. Rejecting all but perfect LCD panels 
would significantly increase the retail price for products using LCD displays. These factors apply 
to all manufacturers using LCD technology— not just Apple products. 

No display, or dim display, but computer appears to operate 
correctly (if dim, display shows startup icon and/or desktop) 

1. Remove any connected peripherals. 

2. Try known-good power outlet, power adapter and power cord. 

3. Press F2 (with the fn key pressed and not pressed) to increase the screen brightness setting. 

4. Reboot the computer— hold down the Control and Command keys and press the Power 
button, or press and hold the Power button for 5 to 10 seconds to shut down the computer, 
then press the Power button to restart. 

5. Reset the power manager by pressing the key combination Control-Option-Shift-power. 
Warning: Make sure you do not hold down the "fn" key when resetting the power manager. 
Warning: Resetting the power manager means you will also need to reset the date and time 
(using the Date &Time control panel). 

6. Reset PRAM (Press the power button, then hold down the Option-Command-P-R keys until 
you hear the startup chime at least one additional time after the initial startup chime). 

7. Connect an external display, and check for video on external display. 

8. If video is fine on external display, troubleshoot LCD panel and verify cable connections to 
inverter and LCD. 

9. If video symptom is same on external display, replace logic board. 

10. Verify LCD panel cable and LVDS cable connections are seated properly and that the cables 
are not damaged. 

11. Replace LCD panel. 

12. Verify cable connections and check cables around the hinges for damage. 

13. Replace logic board. 

Distorted sound from speaker(s) 

1. Verify sound is correct with external speakers/headphones. If sound is correct, replace top 
case. 

2. Verify speaker cables are inserted correctly, and check cables for damage. 

3. Check balance in System Preferences: Sound: Output. 

4. Compare same sound with two different units to make sure that sound is actually distorted. 

5. In System Preferences, open Sound, select Output, and set the slider bar to either the 

MacBook (13-inch) Troubleshooting — Symptom Charts 320 



left or right speaker. Play a sound to tell which speaker is not responding and may need 
replacement. Based on results, replace either the left or right speaker. 

6. Replace logic board. 

No sound from speaker(s) 

1 . Reset PRAM (Press the power button, then hold down the Option-Command-P-R keys until 
you hear the startup chime at least one additional time after the initial startup chime). 

2. Verify that the speaker cables are connected properly to logic board, and check cables for 
damage. 

3. Use the Software Update control panel to verify that the latest audio update has been 
installed. 

4. Press the F3 key (with the fn key pressed and not pressed) to verify that mute mode is not 
enabled. 

5. Press the F4 or F5 key (with the fn key pressed and not pressed) to check the volume setting. 

6. Verify no external speakers or headphones are plugged in. 

7. Shut down computer and restart. 

8. In System Preferences, open Sound, select Output, and set the slider bar to either the 
left or right speaker. Play a sound to tell which speaker is not responding and may need 
replacement. Based on results, replace either the left or right speaker. 

9. Replace logic board. 

Related article: 58463 : iBook: Sound Capabilities 

Microsoft Office applications will not open 

Under certain circumstances, if a user installs Final Cut Studio 5.1, Microsoft Office applications 
may no longer launch. 

1. Verify that both Final Cut Studio 5.1 and Microsoft Office are installed, if you have not already 
done so. 

2. Update pre-binding. See Knowledge Base article 303677 , "Intel-based Mac: Microsoft Office 
doesn't launch" for instructions. 

Windows XP will not install correctly 

Boot Camp Beta lets you install Windows XP on an Intel-based Mac. However, Windows XP 
may not install correctly on this computer when an Apple Mighty Mouse is plugged in. Use the 
computer's built in trackpad until after Windows XP is installed and Windows recognizes the 
trackpad. See Knowledge Base article 303575 , "Boot Camp Beta: MacBook Pro frequently asked 
questions (FAQ)" 



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Study the block diagram to understand which I/O ports have a direct connection to the outside 
world and which ports have an I/O interface controller between the system I/O mapper and the 
outside world. 

For example, let us say you are troubleshooting an AirPort connectivity symptom. Input to the 
AirPort Extreme Card comes from the MLB. Power and addressing of the card are necessary for 
it's operation. Microwave data output signal to the antenna is the desired output and this too is 
necessary for the card's operation. You have three components to check to discover fault with 
AirPort operation: MLB, AirPort Extreme Card, and antenna. 

If installing a known-good AirPort Extreme Card restores operation, you need to focus on the 
original card. If the known-good card does not restore operation, you need to focus on the MLB 
or the original antenna. 

When you focus on the MLB, from the block diagram, you can see that the MacBook (13-inch) 
AirPort Extreme Card is on the PCI Express bus. Investigate other devices on the PCI Express bus, 
such as the Ethernet controller. Determine if the Ethernet port is working. (System Profiler is a 
good tool to verify I/O.) 

If the Ethernet port is working, the MLB is probably functioning; focus on the original AirPort 
antenna. As an additional test, if you can see both the known-good AirPort Extreme Card and 
original AirPort Extreme Card in System Profiler, suspect the antenna. 



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Battery Bay: Memory Card Levers and Hard Drive Pull Tab 

Important: The following image shows the memory cards and hard drive installed in the battery 
bay with the L-shaped RAM door removed. Note the correct position of the memory card levers. 
Some images pictured in this manual used a pre-production model, so the direction and 
appearance of the levers differs from the accurate depiction shown. 




Top Case Removed: Main Modules and Cable Routing 

Refer to the following images in this section for an accurate depiction of the main modules and 
cable routing with the top case off. 




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Screw Matrix 



Top Case Screw Locations 

Note: Screw lengths are approximate and cover the full length of the screw, including the screw 
head. Screw size, location, and part number details are subject to change. To offer a needed 
correction, click the Contact Us link on Service Source Online. 



bottom case, rear 

922-7423 (white) 

922-7628 (black) 

(2) 

battery bay, 

inner left & center 

922-7666 (2) 



battery bay, outer rim 
922-7620 (4) 




bottom case, center 
922-7422 (white) 
922-7626 (black) 
(1) 

battery bay, inner right 
922-7667(1) 



3 mm 



3 mm 



8mm 12rrim 

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3mm 3mm 
12mm 8mm 



1ST 



battery bay, near 
battery connector 
922-7427 (2) 



top case, outer rear 
922-7418 (white) 
922-7625 (black) 
(2) 



top case, inner rear 

922-7419 (white) 

922-7626 (black) 

(2) 



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right side 
922-7668 (white) 
922-7669 (black) 
(2) 



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Display Module Screw Locations 



Note: Screw lengths are approximate and cover the full length of the screw, including the screw 
head. Screw size, location, and part number details are subject to change. To offer a needed 
correction, click the Contact Us link on Service Source Online. 



922-7426 

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922-5916 
(2) 

922-6443 

(1) 

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922-7583 

(1) 



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922-7421 

(2) 



922-7426 

(1) 

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922-7617 
(1) 



922-7583 
(1) 



922-7620 
(1) 

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922-7618 

(1) 



Optical Drive Bracket Screw Locations 



922-7431 

(2) 




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Logic Board Screw Locations 



Note: Screw lengths are approximate and cover the full length of the screw, including the screw 
head. Screw size, location, and part number details are subject to change. To offer a needed 
correction, click the Contact Us link on Service Source Online. 



922-7583 

(4) 



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(1) 

922-6443 

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(1) 

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922-7621 

(2) 



922-7421 

(1) 



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(2) 



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(1) 



922-7415 

(1) 



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922-7426 

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922-7620 or 5911 

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Screw Reference Chart, Part 1 of 2 



922-5911 



Phillips #0 



7 



0mm 10mm 



interchangable w/ 922-7620? 
(except no nylock coating) 



922-5916 Phillips #0 



0mm 10mm 



fan (upper left corner), MLB, 
left clutch block 



922-6443 Phillips #0 



0mm 10mm 



Bluetooth-to-logic board 
cable, subwoofer, midframe 



922-7415 



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Phillips #0 



922-7418 



Phillips #0 



922-7419 



Phillips #0 



0mm 
I/O frame 



10mm 



0mm 10mm 



top case (back, near corner) 



0mm 10mm 



top case (back, near hinge) 



922-7421 



Phillips #0 



922-7422 



Phillips #0 



922-7423 



Phillips #0 




0mm 10mm 



MLB, left & right clutch blocks 




0mm 10mm 



top case (bottom case, rear) 



0mm 10mm 



top case (bottom case, ctr) 



922-7426 



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922-7429 



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0mm 10mm 



MLB, left & right clutch blocks 



0mm 10mm 



battery bay, midframe 



0mm 10mm 



display assembly 



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Screw Reference Chart, Part 2 of 2 



922-7430 TorxT8 



0mm 10mm 



hard drive assembly 



922-7431 Phillips #0 



0mm 10mm 



optical drive assembly 



922-7582 Phillips #0 



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922-7583 Phillips #0 



922-7590 Phillips #0 



922-7617 



Phillips #0 



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heatsink, midframe 



0mm 10mm 



LCD assembly 



0mm 10mm 



optical drive, upper left corner 



922-7618 Phillips #0 



922-7620 



Phillips #0 



922-7621 



Phillips #0 



0mm 10mm 



optical drive, right side 



0mm 10mm 



battery bay, BT, speakers, etc. 



0mm 10mm 



I/O frame, top/bottom ends 



922-7666 Phillips #0 



0mm 10mm 



battery bay, inner edge, 
left and center 



922-7667 Phillips #0 



mm 



0mm 10mm 



battery bay, inner edge right 



922-7668 (white) Phillips #0 
922-7669 (black) 



0mm 10mm 



top case, right side 



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Exploded Views 



MacBook (13-inch)— Display Exploded View 



Antenna Receptor, Top 
922-7614 



Antenna Receptor, Left 
922-7615 

Camera Assembly 
922-7376 




Sleep Magnet 

922-7399 

Display Magnet 

922-7404 



Bezel Brace, Left 
922-7433 



Inverter Cable 
922-7612 





Display Rear Housing 
922-7400 
922-7597 Black 

LCD Panel 
661-3959 

Display Bezel 
922-7776 
922-7598 Black 

Bezel Scoop, Left 
922-7777 
922-7599 Black 

Bezel Scoop, Right 
922-7778 
922-7600 Black 



LVDS Cable with USB Line 
922-7613 



Shim at Bezel Scoop, 
Pkg. of 5 
922-7674 

Bezel Brace, Right 
922-7408 

Microphone Cable 
922-7616 



Inverter Board 
922-7375 

Clutch Cover 
922-7407 
922-7596 Black 



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MacBook (13-inch)— Main Exploded View 



Optical Drive Cable Kit 
076-1224 



AirPort Extreme Card 
661-3890 



Subwoofer with 

Right Speaker 

922-7371 

Left Speaker 

922-7370 

Bluetooth-to-Logic Board Cable 

922-7366 

Hard Drive 

661-3901 60 GB 

661 -3902 80 GB 

661-3903 100GB 

661-3904 120GB 

RAM Door 
922-7381 



Battery Cable Clip 
076-1249 

Battery Connector - 
with Sleep Switch 
922-7578 
922-7581 Black 

Shield for MagSafe DC-ln Board 
922-7388 

MagSafe DC-ln Board - 
922-7368 
922-7580 Black 

I/O Shield with Mylar 
922-7384 

Bottom Case 

922-7382 

922-7592 Black 

Battery 

661-3958 

661-4002 Black 





Top Case with Keyboard 

922-7754 

922-7601 Black 

Optical Drive 
661-3905 Combo 
661-3906 Super 

Fan 
922-7372 

Logic Board (with Heatsink) 
661-4218 1.83 GHz 
661-4219 2 GHz 
661-4220 2 GHz, Black 

Bluetooth Antenna 

922-7367 

Bluetooth Board 

922-7288 

Heatsink Kit with Sponge 

076-1242 1.2mm Connector 

076-1243 1.0mm Connector 

Hard Drive Connector 
922-7579 

Snubber, Hard Drive, Rear 

922-7392 

Snubber, Hard Drive, Front 

922-7391 

I/O Frame with EMI Shield 
922-7387 

-Sponge for Heatsink Sensor 
922-7989 

- Midframe 
922-7397 

- Clutch Block, Left 
922-7584 

- C-Channel 
922-7398 
922-7593 Black 

Clutch Block, Right 
922-7587 



Memory, SDRAM 
661-3960 256 MB 
661-3961 512MB 
661-3962 1 GB 



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MacBook (13-inch Late 2006) -Display Exploded View 



Antenna Receptor, Top 
922-7614 

Antenna Receptor, Left 
922-7615 



Camera Assembly 
922-7893 



Sleep Magnet 
922-7399 

Display Magnet 
922-7404 

Bezel Brace, Left 
922-7433 





Display Rear Housing 

922-7898 

922-7899 



LCD Panel 

(Includes LVDS Cable) 

661-4211 



Display Bezel 
922-7776 
922-8009 Black 



Bezel Scoop, Left 
922-7777 
922-7599 Black 
Bezel Scoop, Right 
922-7778 
922-7600 Black 

Antenna Receptor, Right 
922-7892 

LVDS Cable with USB Line 
922-7889 AUO/Chi Mei/LG 
922-7890 Samsung 



Shim at Bezel Scoop, 
Pkg. of 5 
922-7674 



Bezel Brace, 
922-7408 



Right 



Microphone Cable 
922-7888 



Inverter Cable 
922-7612 




Inverter Board 
922-7375 

Clutch Cover 
922-7407 
922-7596 Black 



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MacBook (13-inch Late 2006) -Main Exploded View 



Trackpad Cable 
922-7991 



AirPort Extreme Card 
661-4058 



Subwoofer with 

Right Speaker Cable 

922-7371 

Left Speaker 

922-7370 

Bluetooth-to-Logic Board Cable 

922-7366 

Hard Drive 

661-4086 60 GB 

661-4087 80 GB 

661-4088 120 GB 

661-4089 160 GB 

661-4142 200 GB 

RAM Door 
922-7895 

Battery Cable Clip 
076-1249 

Battery Connector - 
with Sleep Switch 
922-7578 
922-7581 Black 

Shield for MagSafe DC-ln Board - 
922-7388 

MagSafe DC-ln Board - 
922-7368 
922-7580 Black 

I/O Shield with Mylar 
922-7384 

Bottom Case 

922-7896 

922-7897 Black 

Battery 

661-4254 

661-4255 Black 




*&. 




Top Case with Keyboard 

922-7885 

922-7886 Black 

Optical Drive 
661-4090 Combo 
661-4091 Super 
Fan 
922-7887 

Logic Board 
661-4215 1.83 GHz 
661-4216 2 GHz 
661-4217 2 GHz Black 

Bluetooth Antenna 
922-7367 

Bluetooth Board 
922-7288 

Heatsink 
922-7894 



Hard Drive Connector 
922-7579 

Snubber, Hard Drive, Rear 

922-7392 

Snubber, Hard Drive, Front 

922-7391 

I/O Frame 
922-7990 

Sponge for Heatsink Sensor 
922-7989 
■ Midframe 
922-7397 
Clutch Block, Left 
922-7903 

C-Channel 
922-7398 
922-7593 Black 



Clutch Block, 
922-7904 



Right 



Memory, SDRAM 
661-4212 256 MB 
661-4213 512 MB 
661-4214 1 GB 



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